Lieutenant General His Excellency Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior, Chairman of the Committee for Combating Extremism, Combating Terrorism and Its Financing and Money Laundering confirmed that the Kingdom of Bahrain's distinct legislative structure based on best practices in the financial and economic fields enabled it to enhance its competitiveness at all levels in order to achieve its development goals .
According to the visions and aspirations of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the monarch of the country, may God protect him, noting that Bahrain occupies the first positions in many indicators according to the classification of regional and international institutions and organizations confirms the distinctive components and solid foundations of the Kingdom in many The fields, pointing out that what has been achieved is an affirmation of the interest that the government attaches to the leadership of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the distinguished Prime Minister, may God protect him, and the continuous follow-up by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Chairman of the Council Ministers, may God protect him, which always put the interest of the homeland and the citizen at the forefront of its priorities.
His Excellency indicated that the Kingdom of Bahrain ranked first in the Arab world in the Basel Anti-Money Laundering Index is another success in the nation's record of success, and it comes as a result of the integrative efforts by all members of the Bahrain team and their continuous work towards continuing to enhance the Kingdom's position at various levels, praising the role of ministries And the concerned authorities, represented by the Ministry of Finance and National Economy, the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Financial Investigation and Combating Economic Crime Departments at the Ministry of Interior, as well as the constructive cooperation and commendable efforts provided by financial institutions within the framework of national efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
He added that the Kingdom of Bahrain attaches great importance to strengthening these efforts through its membership in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Group (MENAFATF), and its financial unit concerned with combating terrorism and money laundering, stressing that the work will continue. To intensify efforts and increase the pace of work to achieve the desired goals.