Trinidad & Tobago and Sri Lanka sign counter terrorism deal

Trinidad & Tobago and Sri Lanka have signed a counter terrorism deal, the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Online reported.

The Trinidad & Tobago Government’s push with international partners against financiers of terrorism and its bid to combat violent extremism are assuming front burner status.

Trinidad & Tobago signed agreements with Cuba and Sri Lanka to exchange information to track financiers of terrorism.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, whose ministry houses Trinidad & Tobago Counter-Terrorism Desk, was involved in both activities and was due back last night following a recent counter-terrorism conference in Argentina where the agreements with Cuba and Sri Lanka were signed.

Al-Rawi was in Argentina when that country mourned the deaths of five of its citizens in Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York.

While in Argentina, Al-Rawi signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with the Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) of Sri Lanka and Cuba.

The agreements allow T&T’s FIU to exchange information securely and enhance networking and co-operation with foreign FIUs in the fight against money launderers, financiers of terrorism and other criminal organisations. (Colombo Gazette)

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