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US Assistant Secretary for terrorist financing to visit Cyprus

The Treasury official will arrive on the island on the 18th of April


The Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Marshall Billingslea will reportedly visit Cyprus from April 18 to April 19, aiming to strengthen US-Cyprus cooperation and ''to ensure that Cyprus has a strong and healthy financial sector''.

The visit, is part of a regional tour which includes Bahrain and is a follow-up to last year's visit and underlines the commitment of the US Treasury to work with partners in Cyprus and the wider region to step up their efforts to fight money laundering and combating terrorism financing.

According to a statement, during his visit Mr. Billingslea will meet with Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Finance Minister Haris Georgiades and the new Governor of the Central Bank Constantinos Erodotou.

Mr. Billingslea will discuss cooperation of Cyprus with the United States in combating money laundering, transparency and other issues such as compliance with US sanctions to prevent the exploitation of the international financial system by illegal operators.

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