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British Government Supports International Conference On Remittances



To take place on Monday 30th October, at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Knightsbridge, London

Gareth Thomas, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary, The Department for International Development has sent the following message to the Global Consumer Money Transfers Conference.

“Remittances from the UK and the other countries make a significant contribution to tackling poverty in the developing world. The Department for International Development has put in place a set of actions with the private sector and developing county governments to enhance the impact of remittances on development.

“Money transfer companies have an important role in providing low cost, secure and accessible remittance services on a significant scale. I welcome the focus of the International Association of Money Transfer Networks on helping companies to achieve this goal.”

Speakers at the conference which will be chaired by Rt Hon. Lord Lamont include :

Viktor Zubkov, head of Russian Federal Financial Monitoring Service
Adam Szubin, Director Office for Foreign Assets Control, US Treasury
Mark Lowcock, Director General Department for International Development
David Armond, Deputy Director, Serious and Organised Crime Agency.
Gagik Zakarian, Chairman, Unistream
Mary-Patricia Azevedo, Senior Vice President, The Western Union
Dilip Ratha, senior economist, The World Bank
Jack Jared, Managing Director, Global Transaction Services, Citigroup


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