India and Malaysia on 1 April 2017 inked seven agreements including the development of a fertiliser plant in Malaysia. The agreements were signed to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two nations.
These MoUs/agreements were signed during the Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak’s visit to India. Raazak was on a six-day visit (from 30 March - 04 April 2017) to India.
List of Agreements/ Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) exchanged during the State Visit of Prime Minister of Malaysia to India
• Air Services Agreement: The two nations signed an Air Services Agreement.
• MoU on Cooperation in the proposed development of a Urea and Ammonia Manufacturing Plant in Malaysia and off-take of existing surplus urea from Malaysia to India: It envisages Malaysian consortium of Isomeric Holding Sdn Bhd and Edra Power Holdings Sdn Bhd to put up a 2.5 MT/annum urea and ammonia manufacturing plant in Melacca, Malaysia for dedicated consumption by India. It also envisages off take to India the existing surplus Urea from Malaysia as per India’s requirement.
• MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Sports: It envisages cooperation through exchange of sportspersons, instructors, information on sports regimen and training curricula, among others.
• MoU for cooperation in training and others: The MoU was signed between the Malaysian Human Resource Fund (HRDF)/Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) and EDII, Ahmedabad. The signed agreement envisages that EDII of Ahmedabad will carry out training and other capacity building programmes, as necessary on behalf of the Human Resource Development of Malaysia.
• MoU on Mutual Recognition of the Educational Qualifications: it was signed between Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Malaysia. It establishes recognition of equivalence of the various degrees awarded by educational institutions in the two countries. It also envisages the eventual signing of a mutual recognition agreement between the two education/higher education ministries, following technical consultations.
• MoU for collaboration in technology development in the field of Palm Oil: It was inked between Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), India.
• MoU on the implementation of 4th Generation Technology Park in AP: It was inked between MIGHT Technology Malaysia and AP Economic Development Board. As per the MoU, the Malaysian industry-government group for high power technology (MIGHT) will act as a facilitator to develop a cluster in AP. As part of fourth generation Technology Park, packing material would be made from recycled agricultural materials.
Who: Seven agreements
Where: New Delhi
When: 1 April 2017