APG receives voluntary grant from Chinese Taipei
On 22 May 2013 the Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney, Australia (Mr Joseph C. F. Chow) presented the first instalment of a two-year AUD$160,000 grant to the APG. The grant is designed to assist Pacific Island APG members and observers to more effectively implement the global AML/CFT standards by providing funds to:
sponsor Pacific delegates to APG meetings in order to build further commitment to APG policy and procedures.
assist Pacific delegates to more fully understand all aspects of the FATF’s ICRG process and the APG enhanced follow-up process following mutual evaluations.
assist Pacific delegates to develop a further understanding of the revised FATF standards through assessor training and participation in APG mutual evaluations.
Chinese Taipei is a strong supporter of APG and of the Pacific sub-region in particular. This is the second voluntary grant by Chinese Taipei to assist the Pacific. The APG welcomes the continuing support from Chinese Taipei.
Photo: Director General Joseph C.F. Chow, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Sydney, Australia (on right) with APG Executive Secretary.