Kochi (Kerala), July 15 (ANI): India will host the 14th annual meeting and 10th annual technical assistance and training forum of the Asia/Pacific Group (APG) on money laundering at the Le Meridien Hotel here from July 18 to 22.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee would make the opening address on July 19.
"The APG co-chairs for this meeting are K Jose Cyriac, Secretary to the Government of India; and Commissioner Tony Negus, Australian Federal Police," a Ministry of Finance release said.
"More than 300 senior government officials from the Asia/Pacific region and around the world are expected to attend this event, including Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Giancarlo Del Bufalo of Italy, President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)," the release adds.
The meeting will provide a platform for high-level discussion and co-operation, and will evaluate the progress made by APG members in implementing the international standards to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
The size and range of participation demonstrates the continued commitment of APG members to combat these serious transnational crimes. (ANI)