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APG Public Statement on the Russian Federation - 26 July 2022

At the APG’s annual meeting in Malaysia in July 2022, the APG membership made a decision to terminate the observer status of the Russian Federation.

The Russian Federation has been an observer to the APG since 2010. The decision to terminate its APG status was based on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) June 2022 decision to restrict its FATF membership rights.

Should the Russian Federation wish to re-establish its APG observer status in the future, it must re-submit an observer application for consideration by the APG Governance Committee.