APG Secretariat Pre-Mutual Evaluation Training in Tonga
The APG secretariat conducted a pre-ME training workshop in Tonga from 26-27 March 2019, to support Tonga’s preparations for its upcoming APG mutual evaluation. Tonga’s mutual evaluation will take place in 2019-20, with the onsite visit scheduled for October 2019 and the report to be adopted at the APG’s 2020 annual meeting.
Over the course of the two days, the APG secretariat met with the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, the Ministry of Justice and the Working Group on Serious Financial Crimes, to provide an overview of the mutual evaluation process and to discuss expectations for the onsite visit. The APG secretariat also met separately with financial institutions and cash dealers to brief them on the mutual evaluation process. In addition, the APG secretariat was able to provide government authorities with some preliminary feedback on Tonga’s draft technical compliance submission.
The APG secretariat would like to thank the Government of China for funding provided to support this visit.