Israel, France sign MOU on countering terror funding, financial crimes

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

The Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority (IMPA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Tracfin, France’s anti-money laundering outfit on October 20, the French embassy announces. The agreement is designed to help the countries cooperate in countering terror financing and financial crimes.

Gabriel Attal, France’s public action and accounts minister, calls the MOU “another step in strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries.”

He adds that fighting financial crimes is a top priority for Paris, and that the agreement will strengthen financial intelligence for both nations.

Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar says that international cooperation “is the cornerstone of our strategy to fight financial crimes and terror financing.”

Officials from IMPA and Tracfin will meet regularly to follow up on the MOU.

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