Amit Shah meets with global anti-terror body chief in Delhitext_fields
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah met with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) chief T Raja Kumar and discussed various issues of mutual interests like terrorism. Shah emphasised that FATF should continuously monitor the tendencies of some countries to sponsor terrorism.
The minister's office tweeted: "In the bilateral meeting with FATF President, Shri T Raja Kumar, Hon'ble Home Minister Shri @AmitShah while appreciating the role of FATF, emphasised that there is a need for FATF to continuously monitor the tendencies of some of the countries to sponsor terrorism."
FATF chief appreciated India's initiative in hosting the 'No Money For Terror (NMFT)' conference. He also expressed the global watchdog's willingness to work closely with Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) issues.
Speaking at the conference, Kumar called for a push to tackle terrorist financing. He tweeted in warning that Islamist extremist and far-right terrorist groups are using covert methods to transfer funds, including the use of crypto assets.
The third 'No Money for Terror' Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs is being attended by 450 delegates from over 75 nations and international organisations.
In another meeting, Nigerian Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola met with Shah to discuss trade and commerce, defence, capacity building, development partnership, and consular issues. Shah's office tweeted that the Nigerian minister appreciated India's support in regional and multilateral fora. Aregbesola also recalled Nigerian President Buhari's defence training in India in 1973. "Looking forward to closely working with Nigeria on issues of mutual concern," read the tweet.
Shah also held a meeting with Binalf Andualem, Minister of Peace, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to discuss issues of mutual interest. "The Minister thanked India for its continued support through trade and commerce, capacity building, and people-to-people contact. Both nations agreed to cooperate in fighting the menace of terrorism and extremism," said the tweet from his office.