On Tuesday 02/11/2021, H.E. Mr. Ayman Alsayari, Vice Governor of the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) received the French Senator, Mrs. Nathalie Goulet, at SAMA's headquarters in Riyadh. Mrs. Goulet is on an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
At the beginning of the meeting, Alsayari welcomed the French Senator, and discussed a number of issues of common interest. Alsayari highlighted the Kingdom's leading role in the region and its efforts in the framework of Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF).
His Excellency also highlighted the efforts undertaken by SAMA to regulate the financial technology sector, noting that SAMA has recently carried out a number of procedures related to the financial payments to prevent financial crimes and protect the Saudi financial system. Alsayari pointed out that the accelerating technological developments in the financial sector call for keeping pace with the trend by enacting related regulations.
For her part, the French Senator stressed the importance of the Kingdom's leading role in confronting and combating terrorism and financial crimes, praising the continuous cooperation in this aspect, and the measures taken by the Kingdom, as well as its commitment to international standards.