At a ceremony held today, the government of Japan has handed over the list of equipment worth Japanese yen 500 Million (USD 4.56M) to the Maldives. The list was handed over to the Foreign Ministry and was signed between the Government of Maldives and the Government of Japan in October 2019 following the visit of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to Japan.
Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives, H.E Ms. Keiko Yanai handed over the list to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid.
The grant will be used to further promote the economic and social development of the Maldives as well as to combat terrorism and provide the Aviation Security Command with the necessary equipment to enhance its monitoring capabilities. Japan has always been a consistent and one of the most reliable development partners to the Maldives, contributing immensely to the social and economic development of the country.
Ambassador from the Maldives to Japan, H.E Ibrahim Uwais spoke to journalists after the ceremony and commented that the two countries were working towards enhancing the already strong relationship between the two nations. Uwais also noted that the Japanese government provided a lot of assistance in different sectors to the Maldives.