Speaking at the opening of FATF's plenary meeting, Michael Sapin, the French Minister of Finance and Public Accounts, welcomed the united global front FATF represents in the fight against terrorist financing.  He also made reference to the importance of continuing this work in future.  Other items that on the agenda for discussion included:

  • Adoption of a report on the sources and methods of financing of the terrorist organisation Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL); 
  • Review of implementation measures taken by a number of countries to deal with issues identified in the last round of evaluation reports; and 
  • Identification of jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies in their Anti-Money Laundering/Countering Financing of Terrorism systems.