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Interior Ministry announces arrival of H225 helicopters

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior announced yesterday the arrival of two H225 helicopters from France after a five-day journey. Undersecretary Lieutenant General Mahmoud Al-Dousri attended the reception ceremony for the Kuwaiti-piloted aircrafts at Kuwait international airport, the ministry’s public relations department said.

The Interior Ministry official affirmed that acquitting the H225 helicopters was part of the ministry’s plans to continue the development of security services in Kuwait. The H225, previously known as Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma, is a long-range passenger helicopter, which is being used by various security entities and rescue teams around the globe.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior announced yesterday wining the ‘outstanding achievement for the best electronic passport for 2018’ prize during its participation in the annual international convention, The High Security Printing Europe, Middle East and Europe Conference, held in Poland between February 19-21. The Ministry’s General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at the Ministry quoted the Assistant Undersecretary of Citizenship and Passports Affairs, Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, as saying that Kuwait’s wining of this prize is a source of proud for each citizen.

Kuwait has offered a worksheet including a description of the new electronic passport project, which is of high modern technology and meets international security standards, he said. The evaluation committee at the conference announced offering this prize to Kuwait after studying all the aspects of this national giant security project. The conference witnessed the participation of many governments, major companies, security documents factories and international banks. The evaluation committee had offered the prize in 2017 for Finland, while the prize was shared by both Ireland and Spain in 2016. – KUNA

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