The Japanese government has donated anti-terrorism equipment to Maldives at a ceremony on April 28.
The equipment was approved by Minister of Defense Mariya Ahmed Didi as part of the Japanese grant assistance for the Economic and Social Development Program. Among the equipment are heavy-duty vehicles, portable X-Ray scanners, liquid scanners, and hand-held metal detectors.
Minister Mariya said at the ceremony that the government places a high priority on improving air travel safety as part of international security. The minister emphasized the significance of the Japanese government-gifted equipment in the war against terrorism and extremist ideology by enhancing scanning and response times to prepare for and deter attacks. She mentioned that Japan’s donation of millions of dollars in equipment to the Maldives demonstrates that the country remains a strong ally.
Ambassador of Japan Keiko Yanai, Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdulla Shamaal, Deputy Minister of Defense Hassan Zameel, and senior officers from Aviation Security Command attended the ceremony.