UAE CB to report Libyan frozen assets

21 Jun 2011

(MENAFN) UAE’s Central Bank’s anti-money laundering and suspicious cases unit’s executive director, Abdulrahim Al Awadi, said that as a response to the UN sanctions against the Libyan president, Muammar Qaddafi, and hid regime, the central bank would report if any Libyan assets were frozen in the UAE’s financial system, reported The National.

Al Awadi added that the responses the unit would gather would be from lenders about whether they had exposure to nineteen Libyan individuals and institutions, moreover, the unit would prepare a report that would be given to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He also said that after the ministry would receive the report, it would pass it to the UN Security Council.

It is worth noting that the UAE’s Central Bank ordered banks and other financial institutions to search for and freeze any accounts or investments or deposits and to stop any fund transfer or to seize any safe-deposit boxes belonging to any individual or institution as indicated by the UN Security Council.

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