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Kuwait wins best e-passport prize – ‘Source of pride for each citizen’

Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah receives the prize

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday 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 Feb 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.

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