Coljuegos Signs Inter-Institutional Cooperation Agreement with the UIAF and “Agreements for Legality”
Emphasis on the fight, prevention and detection of possible money laundering operations, financing of terrorism and financing of the proliferation of weapons of massive destruction.
- The agreement signed today between Coljuegos and UIAF aims to join efforts, aimed at strengthening the mechanisms that help in the fight against corruption, the prevention and detection of operations associated with money laundering, its source crimes and the financing of terrorism, indicated the President of Coljuegos, Dr. Marco Emilio Hincapié Ramírez.
- This agreement will make it possible to generate an updated regulatory framework, build a more robust “anti-money laundering” system and against the financing of terrorism, in joint work with Coljuegos and of course, with the various associations of games of luck and chance, added Dr. Luis Eduardo Llinás Chica, director of the UIAF.
- The signing of the “Agreements for legality” with the associations, allows us to walk in the strengthening of the ties that we have built, in which the high commitment that exists to comply with the outlined strategy is evidenced, where good practices are deepened management and guarantees of transparency of the money that is collected and transferred to the health of Colombians, pointed out Dr. Marco Emilio Hincapié Ramírez.
Bogotá, DC, August 25, 2023. Dr. Marco Emilio Hincapié Ramírez, president of Coljuegos, since his arrival as president of the entity, stated that this new administration has outlined great challenges emphasizing the following: “ We are committed to the fight against illegality, everything is hidden there, that is why I celebrate the signing of this inter-institutional agreement with the UIAF, because it allows us to join efforts in a common interest: Develop activities aimed at strengthening the mechanisms that contribute to the fight against corruption, the prevention and detection of operations associated with Money Laundering, its source crimes and the Financing of Terrorism”.
For his part, Dr. Luis Eduardo Llinás, director of the Financial Information and Analysis Unit -UIAF- expressed his satisfaction with the signing of this inter-institutional agreement with Coljuegos, which will allow the entity he directs to access fundamental information on the the fight against corruption, the prevention and detection of operations associated with money laundering, its source crimes and the financing of terrorism: “This agreement is very important for our entities, it is a necessary synergy to buildan updated regulatory framework, with which a more robust “anti-laundering” system of assets and the financing of terrorism is achieved; all of this will be done in a joint effort, in which, of course, the various associations of games of luck and chance will participate”.
In the event of the signing of the “Agreements for legality” with the associations, which was attended by Dr. Ricardo Párraga, a UIAF official to monitor this initiative, Dr. Marco Emilio Hincapié Ramírez, addressed the union leaders stating: “I thank Dr. Rocío Acosta, President of Fedelco, Dr. Elizabeth Maya, President of Cornazar, Dr. Evert Montero, President of Fecoljuegos and Dr. Juan Carlos Restrepo, President of Asojuegos, for accept this invitation to sign for the first time the “Agreements for legality”, which demonstrates the high commitment they have with the outlined strategy, which deepens good management practices and guarantees of transparency of the money that is collected and are transferred to health, and that, togetherto the inter-institutional agreement signed with the UIAF, they support the effort to strengthen the image of businessmen who work in the task of compliance and responsible gambling”.
Lastly, the presidents of the unions agreed by pointing out that, although they have supported this initiative in the territories, it is very important to have signed for the first time as unions and thus show their commitment to the country, that they are willing to continue working hard against illegal practices that are detrimental to member companies and of course that do profound damage to the finances that are collected for Colombian health services.