Written by Grecia Ortiz
After congratulating the United Kingdom on establishing a global anti-corruption sanctions regime, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressed that corrupt actors and their facilitators will not be able to access this system. Financial systems Both countries announced today the imposition of sanctions against Gustavo Alejus and ALL, Felipe Alejus, member of the party.
Blinken noted, “The United States congratulates the United Kingdom on establishing a comprehensive anti-corruption sanctions regime, which strengthens the partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom in combating corruption and illicit financing.”
The foreign minister added that corruption undermines the rule of law, undermines citizens’ confidence in their governments, impedes economic growth, and facilitates cross-border crime and human rights violations.
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“The global anti-corruption sanctions regime strengthens the UK’s efforts to fight corruption globally, complements ongoing US initiatives, and enhances our ability to cooperate and coordinate similar programs for human rights and anti-corruption sanctions, such as the US Magnitsky Global Sanctions,” the official said.
“Together with other allies and partners, we will seek to reinforce our shared values with similar tools,” Blinken added.
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Therefore, he added, corrupt actors and their facilitators will not have access to our financial systems.
“The United States looks forward to continuing our partnership with like-minded governments and civil society alike to defend human rights, combat corruption, and promote accountability and good governance,” he stressed.
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