Liberia and Sierra Leone have endorsed a joint communiqué signalling their intent to cooperate to introduce tighter controls on their shared borders to ensure transparent currency declarations and curb illicit and illegal cross-border activities, including trade-based money laundering (TBML) and illegal trading of precious stones and metals.

The two members of the Mano River Union now want to foster similar cooperation amongst all four member states – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire – to help prevent and combat money laundering and countering terrorist financing across the region.

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