Eighth Meeting of the BIMSTEC SG-CFT


Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime


16-17 March 2016


Colombo, Sri Lanka


Eighth Meeting of the BIMSTEC SG-CFT


The Eighth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Combating the Financing of Terrorism was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 27-28 May 2015 at the invitation of Government of Sri Lanka.

The Meeting finalized the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Sub-Group reflecting the expansion of its mandate.

The Meeting reviewed the status of bilateral MoUs between the BIMSTEC Member States on Combating the Financing of Terrorism. The Meeting discussed on the Identification of needs for Human Resources Development and Capacity Building where the Member States decided to convey the tentative time frame and modalities for organizing their respective agreed Programmes. The Meeting agreed to discuss “Emerging Cyber Threats on Financial Sector” and “Illicit Flow of Funds “in the Ninth Meeting of the Sub-Group.


The Ninth Meeting of the Sub-Group will be held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, in 2017. 


Representatives from BIMSTEC member states- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand- attended the Meeting

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