History


ESAAMLG was launched at a Meeting Of Ministers And High-level Representatives In Arusha, Tanzania, On 26-27 August 1999. A Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) Based On The Experience Of The FATF And Other FATF-style Regional Bodies Was Agreed To At That Meeting. Following The Signature Of The MoU By Seven Of The Potential Members, ESAAMLG Came Into Formal Existence. All Members Are Commonwealth Countries Which Have Committed To The FATF Forty Recommendations. The Group Held Its First Meeting On 17-19 April 2000 In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Following The Events Of 11 September 2001, ESAAMLG Expanded Its Scope To Include The Countering Of Terrorist Financing.


ESAAMLG Became An Associate Member Of The FATF In June 2010.


ESAAMLG Members Participate In A Self-assessment Process To Assess Their Progressin Implementing The FATF Forty Recommendations.