New Delhi: No Money for Terror (NMFT) ministerial conference is going to be held under the leadership of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. However, 14 countries have expressed their inability to participate in this conference, citing reasons ranging from the FIFA 2022 World Cup to the general elections. Let us tell you that, this is such an international conference, in which it is discussed how to deal with terror funding. The third NMFT conference on November 18-19 will be hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs of India and will be attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah among others.
A senior official has told the media, 'The first NMFT conference was held in Paris in 2018 and the second conference was held in Melbourne in 2019.' According to the schedule, it was decided that India would host the meeting in 2020. However, the plan was changed due to the Corona pandemic. Now it will be held in Delhi. According to media reports quoting sources, India has sent invitations to 87 countries and 26 multilateral organizations for this event. At the same time, some countries are still confirming their participation in the meeting, while some countries have given information about their inability to participate in it.
A source said that so far around 50 countries have confirmed their presence and some of them have confirmed their presence by assuring to send a delegation to accompany the minister. At the same time, about 14 countries have expressed their inability to join it by giving valid reasons. One of the sources said that Qatar has expressed its inability to participate citing the FIFA 2022 World Cup starting on November 20, while Malaysia has cited general elections after the dissolution of its parliament in October. At the same time, Iraq has told that it will not be able to attend this conference because new appointments there are under process.
Sources have said that the conference will brainstorm on several topics including global trends in terrorism and terrorist financing, the use of formal and informal channels of funding for terrorism, new technologies and international cooperation to address challenges in combating terrorist financing.