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Cablegate: Invitation to Attend October Workshop in Algiers, Algeria -

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 CAIRO 001691

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STATE FOR NEA AND EEB
JUSTICE FOR OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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SUBJECT: INVITATION TO ATTEND OCTOBER WORKSHOP in ALGIERS, ALGERIA -
THE USE OF FIUs AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO COMBAT MONEY LAUNDERING, TERRORIST FINANCING, AND OTHER TRANSNATIONAL CRIME
1. This message contains action requests. Please see paragraphs 4-6.

2. The Cairo based offices of the U.S. Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) and the Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs (OIA), will jointly coordinate the delivery of a workshop in Algiers on the use of FIUs and International Cooperation to combat Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Other Transnational Crime. The workshop will take place October 26 - 28, 2009 at the Sheraton Club des Pins Resort and Towers, Algiers, Algeria. This workshop is being offered to investigative, prosecutorial, and financial intelligence unit personnel from Middle East and North African (MENA) countries.

3. Treasury/OTA and DOJ/OIA, with funding assistance from USAID, invite action addressees to participate in the seminar, and will pay for the travel, lodging, per diem, and visa application fees (if necessary) for two prosecutors, two economic crime investigators and two financial intelligence unit officials from specified countries (see paragraph 4).

4. Action request for Embassies Algiers, Cairo, Djibouti, Rabat, Tripoli, Tunis, and Sana'a. Please notify host governments of this event and assist in identifying appropriate participants from among officials in the public prosecution, police, and financial intelligence units of host governments.

5. Ideal participants should have a direct connection to the governments' AML/CFT efforts and involvement in mutual legal assistance requests. Prosecutors, police and financial intelligence unit official who are in a position of detecting, investigating and prosecuting AML/CFT and related serious financial crimes are strongly preferred. Funding of participants is limited to two prosecutors, two police officials and two financial intelligence unit personnel. Posts are individually responsible for the vetting of participants from their country in accordance with post and Department policies.

6. The deadline for submission of names of participants is September 18. Identifying data should include: Full name, DOB, position title, complete agency name and business address, national ID number, contact telephone numbers, and email address. After names are submitted to the Embassy Cairo point of contact (below), fund cite information will be relayed to the submitting post for acquisition of airline tickets and issuance of the travel advance. Each post is responsible for coordinating the travel of its host nation nominees and informing the participants of the need to acquire an entry visa to Algeria, if necessary. The Deadline for submission of travel information is October 2.

7. Official travel days will be October 25 and October 29. Lodging will be paid in advance by U.S. Treasury for the nights of October 26 - 28. Participants will be responsible for ground transportation to/from the Houari Boumediene International Airport and the hotel. The seminar will end on October 28 at approximately 4:30 PM (GMT+1). If participants wish to begin their return travel on October 28, flight departure should be planned to occur after 6:00 PM to allow time for ground travel to the airport.

8. Presentations at the seminar will be in English. English-Arabic and Arabic-English interpretation will be provided.

9. The seminar agenda will address the following topics: -- Overview of Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing (AML/CFT) regime - The Role of the Stakeholders "Following the Money" -- The Role of the Financial Intelligence Unit -- FIU Organizational Structure and Functions -- Intelligence Analysis and Criminal Investigation -- FIU Analytic Methods and Processes -- Law Enforcement Sources of Investigation and Investigative Methods -- The Importance of Mutual Legal Assistance Agreements, International Conventions and Other Forms of Cooperation to "follow the money" -- Role of the Central Authority in Mutual Legal Assistance Requests -- Task Forces - A Collaborative Approach to Crime Fighting -- Follow the Money in Context of Terrorist Financing CAIRO 00001691 002 OF 002 -- Obtaining a Conviction in Financial Crimes -- Asset Forfeiture

10. A bilingual brochure concerning this event and an invitation letter template will be available on the Embassy Cairo intranet site at http://egypt.state.gov/Offices/Treasury/

11. Posts may download these documents for use in recruiting participants.

12. The Embassy Cairo point of contact for the event is Jerry Rowe, Regional Economic Crimes Advisor, and U.S. Treasury. He can be reached by e-mail at rowejw@state.gov or by telephone at 20 2 2797 2394 (embassy) or 20 12 322 9776 (mobile).

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