A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation on immigration matters was signed on Monday between the Maldives Immigration, Republic of Maldives and the Bureau of Immigration, Republic of India.
The signing ceremony took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was attended by officials from both governments.
The Controller General of Maldives Immigration, Mohamed Ahmed Hussain, and Joint Secretary (Foreigners) at the Ministry of Home Affairs of India, Sumant Singh signed the MoU on behalf of the respective authority.
The areas of cooperation which endorsed through the MoU include; exchanging information of mutual interest, fostering border control management, and facilitating cooperation for capacity building. Additionally, it includes promoting cooperation on issues of irregular migration, people smuggling, trafficking in persons and other related transnational crimes.