(Petra)--Jordan hosted on Sunday the 9th
meeting of the Counter Daesh Finance Group
with the aim of assessing accomplishments
made in fighting Daesh and exchange expertise
among concerned countries to dry up the
sources of Daesh funding.
Governor of the Central
Bank of Jordan (CBJ) and Chairman of the
National Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist
Financing Ziyad Farzi said in remarks
during the meeting that was attended by
representatives of the Global Coalition
to Counter Daesh, that depriving the terrorist
group of the sources of funding and the
use of oil resources is of special importance.
He stressed Jordan's commitment
to joint action to fight the terrorist
group, noting that Jordan, which has suffered
from terrorism, is shouldering the responsibility
of addressing the financing of terrorism
to protect its national interests.
Fariz added that the meeting
focuses on the exchange of information
and ideas on the work that should be done
to counter the financing of terrorism
and dry up its sources of funding.
Assistant Secretary for
Terrorist Financing in the United States
Department of the Treasury Marshall Billingslea
said the US government appreciates its
strong ties with Jordan and the Central
Bank of Jordan as well as cooperation
to fight the financing of terrorism.
He said that Daesh has lost
95 percent of its territories, adding
that the meeting in Jordan aims at discussing
means to eliminate the terrorist group
and deprive it from the sources of financing
to prevent it from continuing its terrorist
Billingslea said the
meeting will focus on issues pertaining
to Daesh and its activities as well as
other terror group not only in Syria and
Iraq, but also in Sudan, Somalia, Libya,
Tunisia and other states.