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Japan gifts USD 2 million of equipment to Police

Mariyam Malsa
16 April 2019, MVT 12:45
PHOTO: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Mariyam Malsa
16 April 2019, MVT 12:45

The Japanese government, on Monday, granted USD 2 million of equipment to Maldives Police Service at a ceremony held at the Republic Square in the capital city of Malé.

Ambassador of Japan to Maldives Keiko Yanai awarded the documentation of 15 police vehicles, 13 patrol cars, four speed boats, lifejackets, lifebuoys, loudspeakers and marine receivers to Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid.

The donation was made under Japan’s non-project grant aid to Maldives for the promotion of socio-economic development in line with the Exchange of Notes signed between both countries on March 30, 2017.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Yanai expressed hopes that the contribution would help guarantee public security and increase the police's capability to tackle terrorism.

Foreign Minister Shahid stated that the donation demonstrated the healthy bilateral relations between Japan and Maldives.

The ceremony was also attended by Minister of Home Affairs Imran Abdulla, Acting Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, Deputy Commissioner of Police Abdul Mannan Yusuf and several other police officials.

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