Pittenger hosts major terrorism financing forum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER HOSTS MAJOR COUNTER TERRORISM FINANCING FORUM IN LATIN AMERICA
CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger returned from Latin America this morning after hosting a major international forum for Members of Parliament and other government officials regarding joint efforts to prevent terrorism financing activity in South America.
“Yesterday in Buenos Aires, we assembled ten South American countries, including 100 members of Parliament, to meet with more than 20 Treasury Department officials and private sector experts to discuss anti-money laundering operations and combatting terrorism financing,” said Congressman Pittenger (NC-09).
“This meeting, co-hosted with Mariano Federici, President of the Argentina Financial Intelligence Unit, was a milestone in our efforts to collaborate with South American governments and work toward our common goals of defeating Islamic jihad.”
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Participants in the forum included representatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, along with experts from the U.S. Treasury Department, international anti-money laundering agencies, and relevant private-sector technology and global financial firms.
Congressman Pittenger serves as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, and Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.