Key Agreements Signed Between Malaysia and Maldives

Four important agreements were signed today between the Maldives and Malaysia. The agreement signing took place at a special ceremony held at the President’s Office this morning.

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak witnessed the signing ceremony.

The agreements signed today were:
1. MoU between the Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Government of Malaysia on the Establishment of the Maldives Cultural Centre in Malaysia.
2. MoU between the Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Government of Malaysia on Co-operation in the field of Fire Fighting and Rescue Training.
3. MoU between the Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Government of Malaysia on Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education.
4. MoU between the Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Government of Malaysia on Co-operation in the Field of Health.

MoU on Establishment of the Maldives Cultural Centre in Malaysia was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim and Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dato’ Sri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.

MoU on Co-operation in the field of Fire Fighting and Rescue Training was signed by Minister of Defence and National Security H.E Adam Shareef and Malaysian Minister of Urban Wellbeing & Local Government H.E. Tan Sri Noh bin Haji Omar.

MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education was signed by Minister of Education H.E Dr. Aishath Shiham and Malaysian Minister of Higher Education H.E. Dato’ Seri Idris Bin Jusoh.

MoU on Co-operation in the Field of Health was signed by Minister of Health H.E Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim and Malaysian Minister of Health H.E. Datuk Seri Subramaniam K V Sathasivam.

President Yameen and the Malaysian Prime Minister had a one-to-one meeting prior to the agreement signing. Official talks also took place between the government of Maldives and the government of Malaysia.

The Prime Minister and First Lady of Malaysia are on an official visit to the Maldives, at the invitation of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim.