Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian minister of Economy and Finance, Moctar ould Diaye, and the Japanese ambassador, Hisatsugu Shimuzu, on Thursday exchanged notes on a US$2 million grant to finance the purchase of equipment to improve security at the Nouakchott and Nouadhibou airports.
The acquisition of the Japanese equipment comes under the framework of the implementation of economic and social programmes of the Mauritanian government.
The equipment will contribute "to strengthen the capacities of the Nouakchott and Nouadhibou airports", said the Mauritanian minister.
The Japanese ambassador said that the grant aims "to strengthen efforts made by Mauritania to fight terrorism".
The diplomat expressed the hope that the equipment would improve the security system of the two airports to international standards.
Nouakchott has a new international airport called "Oumtounsy", which has been operational since 23 June.
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