The interest of Morocco in the Islamic countries of the Far East dates back to the 13 century. In the travels’ chronicles, the Morocco Globe Trotter Ibn Battouta gives full details about his stay in Malacca which was then a flourishing port

The diplomatic relations between Malaysia between Morocco were established since 1963. Malaysia opened an embassy in Rabat in 1966. The opening of a Moroccan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur took place in 1988.

Since then the bilateral relations have evolved steadily especially after the visit of Mr Abderrahmane Youssoufi, former Prime Minister of Morocco to Malaysia in 2001 which was reciprocated in 2002 with the visit of Tun Mohamad Mahathir to Morocco in 2002. Those two important visits were the occasion of the signing of many agreements which cover many aspects of the cooperation between the two countries.

Agreements and Memorandum of Understanding signed between Morocco and Malaysia:

1989  Agreed Minutes between the Ministries in Charge of Islamic Affairs.

1990  Agreement between the Chambers of Trade and Industry of Casablanca and Kuala Lumpur

1991  Twinning Agreement between Casablanca and Kuala Lumpur

1997 Trade Agreement

2001 Convention on the Double Taxation Avoidance

2001 Agreement on Economic, cultural, Scientific and technical Cooperation

2002 Agreement on Air Transport

2002 Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of the Joint Commission of Cooperation

2002 Memorandum of Understanding on the New Information’s Technology and Multimedia

2002 Memorandum of Understanding on Public Administration Investments

2002 Memorandum between the Foreign Investment Direction and the Malaysia Industrial Development Agency

2002 Memorandum of Understanding between CMPE and MATRADE

2002 Two Contracts between ONAREP and PETRONAS on Oil Exploration in Missour Region and off shore of Rabat

2003 Agreement on the Utilisation of Information’s Technology in the Public Administration

2004 Agreement and Contract between ONAREP and PETRONAS concerning the interest Zone “Rabat Sale off shore”


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