MOSCOW, February 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed on Monday an instruction on talks between the Russian Federal Customs Service and the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD-ECD).
Talks are aimed at the signing of an agreement on cooperation between the two services in fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
The agreement is to envisage an exchange of information on cash moved by private individuals across the borders of Russia and the Netherlands. Federal Customs Service’s offer on talks with the Dutch anti-fraud agency came within the framework of the bilateral agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs affairs of November 23, 1999. The initiative has been coordinated with the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Finance Ministry and the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring.
The text of prime minister’s instruction was posted on Monday on the official website of the Cabinet of Ministers.