The opening of the 2023 edition of the Plenary Meeting of the Group of Francophone Banking Supervisors (GSBF) took place on Thursday morning at the premises of the Bank of Mauritius in the presence of the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, the Dr Renganaden Padayachy, Mr Emmanuel Rocher, Secretary General of the GSBF as well as Governors of central banks.
The GSBF, which brings together banking regulators from some 34 French-speaking countries, aims to strengthen working relationships and facilitate collaboration between French-speaking supervisors and the Basel Committee. Unanimously elected by its members, the Bank of Mauritius assumes the presidency for a period of two years, i.e. until 2024.
For this Meeting under the Mauritian presidency, banking compliance with international norms and standards in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism has been designated as the central theme of this international event which is taking place for the very first time in its history in the Indian Ocean.
Extending over two days, the Plenary Meeting of the Group will combine a formal session, the signing of a Mauritius-France-Djibouti tripartite agreement for the benefit of the Central Bank of Djibouti, high-level round tables and meetings of GSBF members behind closed doors. closed.
For Governor Harvesh Seegolam, Chairman-in-Office of the GSBF, “this body is the platform par excellence for French-speaking banking supervisors to mutually enrich each other through the sharing of experiences and new thoughts on subjects of common interest, even anticipate the challenges they will have to meet in order to ensure financial stability within their respective jurisdictions and in a constantly changing world. »
Mr. Emmanuel Rocher, Secretary General of the GSBF and Director of International Affairs of the ACPR, spoke to “very warmly thank the Governor of the Bank of Mauritius, Mr. Seegolam, Chairman of the GSBF, as well as the teams of the Bank of Mauritius for the perfect organization of the group’s annual meeting.
The ACPR is fully committed, alongside the Bank of Mauritius, to making the GSBF a dynamic and participatory cooperation body, committed to reporting on the new orientations given at the international level in the field of banking regulation and supervision. »