September 26, 2012 -
Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is the main international airport in the Maldives. The airport handles about two million passengers annually.
Pakistan and the Maldives came to an agreement during a bilaterial meeting held between visiting Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik and the Maldives Home Minister Mohamed Jameel Ahmed.
Malik said that to further strengthen the security at the airport a biometric system was required. Pakistan as a result offered to help in developing and deploying such tools to improve the Maldives’ border security. Pakistan also offered technical assistance to the country’s police service.