Senior US Official Travels to Türkiye to Discuss Sanctions on Russia
FILE PHOTO – Elizabeth Rosenberg, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the US.Department of the Treasury, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing titled, “Keeping the Pressure on Russia and its Enablers: Examining the Reach of and Next Steps for US Sanctions” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US, Sept. 28, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger
A senior US Treasury Department official traveled to Turkey this week to discuss sanctions and export controls imposed on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, the Treasury Department said.
Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Elizabeth Rosenberg traveled to Ankara and Istanbul from Monday through Wednesday, where she met with counterparts including officials from the ministries of finance and foreign affairs as well as representatives in the private financial and commercial sectors, according to a statement.
The Treasury said the meetings “affirmed the importance of close partnership” between the United States and Turkey in addressing the risks caused by sanctions evasion.
“During her meetings, Assistant Secretary Rosenberg covered a range of topics, including the sanctions and export controls imposed on Russia by a broad coalition of over 30 countries, energy security, anti-money laundering policy, and countering the financing of terrorism,” the Treasury said.
Treasury and State Department officials engaged in talks with Turkish compliance officials, financial professionals, and government counterparts, it added, Reuters reported.
US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo also traveled to Turkey in June to discuss the invasion and the enforcement of sanctions imposed on Moscow.