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CNASNU and UAE Sign MoU to Combat Terrorism Financing, Arms Proliferation

The National Commission in charge of implementing sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council resolutions on terrorism, arms proliferation–and its financing wing (CNASNU)–signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday in Dubai with the Executive Office for Control and Non-Proliferation of the United Arab Emirates, aimed at strengthening and developing cooperation and partnership in areas of common interests, said CNASNU in a press release.

The parties signed the MoU during a workshop entitled, “Combatting Terrorism Financing – Investigations and New Technologies,” organized by the UAE Executive Office for Control and Non-Proliferation in partnership with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, taking place November 15-16 in Dubai.

Director of the UAE Executive Office Talal Al Tunaiji, and Director of Criminal Affairs, Pardons, and Crime Detection (DAPGDC) at the Ministry of Justice Hicham Mellati–in his capacity as President of CNASNU–signed the MoU in the presence of National Financial Intelligence Unit (ANRF) President Jawhar Nafissi, and members of CNASNU.

This MoU aims to strengthen measures to immediately freeze the assets of individuals, entities, or organizations involved in financing terrorism and arms proliferation, and to detect cases of non-compliance with commitments related to the implementation of targeted financial sanctions.

The signing of this MoU is an important step towards establishing a reinforced framework among regional counterparts for more effective combat against terrorism financing and arms proliferation, particularly through the consolidation of regional cooperation and initiatives for sharing best practices and expertise to suppress the sources of terrorism financing and arms proliferation.