NNA – Lebanese Central Bank Governor, Riad Salameh inaugurated on Tuesday the 2nd Anti-Cybercrime Forum at Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, in presence of Internal Security Forces General Director, Major General Ibrahim Basbous.
For the second year in a row, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group organizes this forum in cooperation with the Lebanese Central Bank’s Special Investigation Commission, and the ISF’s intellectual property protection bureau.
Approximately 500 bankers, information technology companies, lawyers and judicial bodies, representatives of security services, and a number of ambassadors and political activists, took part in the opening session of the forum.
In his delivered word Salameh noted that the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing topped international, regional and local concerns, especially with the massive impact of this issue on both, the economic and social sectors, and most notably on the reputation of the banking and financial sectors of concerned countries.
Salameh went on to confirm Lebanon’s keenness on combating the aforementioned threats, adding that the country has realized all the required digital safety legislations.
“Lebanon has been effectively participating, through the public and private sectors, in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, especially that the country is aware of the impact of these crimes on individuals, institutions and society on the one hand, and the impact of non-commitment to international standards on the other,” Salameh said.
He finally listed the laws that have been ratified in the context of the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering, noting that the number of crimes cited in the laws has reached 21, including criminalization of terrorist financing and terrorist activities.