(VELINO) Roma, 21 Oct - The Service for Legal Affairs of theItalian Foreign Ministry has signed a framework agreement withthe Bruno Visentini Foundation (LUISS Guido Carli University) -Observatory on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. TheFoundation is a private non-profit organisation created topromote scientific and cultural research in the fields of law,economics, history and politics. The Foundation runsobservatories, including the one on Money Laundering andTerrorist Financing. The Foundation identifies the LUISSUniversity and the CERADI centre as its University and ResearchCentre of reference. The agreement aims to boost cooperation inthe legal field between the Foreign Ministry and the academicworld, also because of the increasing specialisation requiredof the Italian diplomatic service on this issue. Morespecifically the agreement includes access, free of charge, forthe Foreign Ministry to expertise in major legal issues and thejoint development of scientific activities includingparticipation in domestic, European and international researchprogrammes. Also, thanks to the agreement, the Ministry will beable to use experts and request the cooperation ofuniversities, institutions and specialised agencies. In moredetail, the agreement is aimed primarily at academiccooperation in various legal and sociological fields related tothe analysis of the financing of terrorism and internationalmoney laundering regulations. The agreement could be extendedto more disciplines. vel.