The Japanese government has gifted assets worth MVR 30.8 million to the Maldives Police Service.
The gifted items were handed over at an event held at the Republic Square in capital city Malé on Monday.
Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was chief guest at the event, who said in his address that the gesture shows Japan’s appreciation of the Maldivian government’s efforts to ensure stability and peace.
Minister Shahid had received the documentation of the items, which include marine and avian patrol equipment, from Japanese Ambassador to the Maldives Keiko Yanai.
Police Commissioner Mohamed Hameed said that the items they received will be distributed to police stations across the country.
Commissioner Hameed said that the equipment will be of use during dangerous situations, adding that the Maldives Police Service will uphold its close relationship with the Japanese government.
Ambassador Yanai expressed her hope that the equipment will be put to good use, and that the gift assists in uphold stability and security in the Maldives.