Members & Observers News
An APG high-level delegation visited Colombo, Sri Lanka from 6 to 8 September 2023 to discuss Sri Lanka’s preparation for its next evaluation in the APG’s fourth round commencing in 2025.
At the annual meeting in July 2023, the APG membership admitted Tuvalu as its newest member, and Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates as its newest observers. All three committed to the values and goals of the APG and were admitted unanimously.
The APG has recently launched the APG VA and VASP Network for public sector representatives of APG members and observers to share information on challenges, enforcement activities, experiences and policy developments relating to VA and VASPs.
The face-to-face visit for Brunei Darussalam's APG Mutual Evaluation was conducted from 3 to 5 May 2023 in Bandar Seri Begawan. This followed the onside visit conducted in November 2022.
The APG assessment team of Nepal met with authorities over three days from 26 to 28 April 2023 in Kathmandu to discuss the third draft of the mutual evaluation report.
The APG assessment team of Lao PDR met with authorities over three days from 19 to 21 April 2023 in Vientiane to discuss the third draft of the mutual evaluation report.
This year’s APG annual meeting and annual technical assistance and training (TA&T) forum will be hosted by the government of Malaysia and held in virtual format.
In July 2018 APG members decided to remove Vanuatu from APG membership action. The APG welcomes the progress made by Vanuatu to address the strategic deficiencies identified in its 2015 APG mutual evaluation report and highlights the FATF’s formal recognition of Vanuatu’s progress through its decision to de-list it from ICRG review.
The APG has issued an amended public statement in relation to Vanuatu to reflect the adoption of its third round mutual evaluation report and Vanuatu's referral by APG members to the FATF's International Cooperation Review Group.
The FATF Asia/Pacific Regional Review Group onsite visit to Pakistan was held from 3-4 December 2014 in Islamabad.
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