Malaysia–Mauritius relations

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Mauritius-Malaysia relations
Map indicating locations of Mauritius and Malaysia

Mauritius

Malaysia

Malaysia–Mauritius relations refers to the bilateral foreign relations between the Republic of Mauritius and Malaysia. Both nations share major similarities in terms of multiculturalism. Mauritius has a high commission in Kuala Lumpur, while Malaysia embassy in Zimbabwe is also accredited to Mauritius.

History[edit]

Both countries were once part of the British Empire and diplomatic relations were established in January 1987.[1] Relations between the two countries had been boost since the visit of the former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.[2]

Economic relations[edit]

Cooperation between the two countries include cultural exchanges, trade in goods, financial assistances and capacity building in various sectors.[1] Currently, Malaysia has assist Mauritius on its country development such as the providing of places in training centres and institutions of higher learning for students from the country under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP).[2] There are currently six Malaysian companies investing in Mauritius, some of it are in the banking sector with a joint venture with the Mauritius local banks.[3][4] Other Malaysian investors has keen to invest in Mauritius with some projects concentrated on the construction of textile factory, hotel, and palm oil refinery.[5] Some agreements such as the establishment of a joint commission on economic and technical research and forging of the cultural links were also signed.[5] Beside that, Mauritius has ready to cooperate in the trade of sugar with Malaysia.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mauritius High Commission, Kuala Lumpur". Mauritius High Commission, Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "King: We will continue to help Mauritius". New Straits Times. 15 July 1992. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Balan Moses (18 August 1988). "All-Malaysian bank set up in Mauritius". New Straits Times. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mauritius keen on more investments from Malaysian businessmen". New Straits Times. 24 April 1997. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Balan Moses (20 August 1988). "Malaysia to be trading base for Mauritius". New Straits Times. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Malaysia may buy sugar from Mauritius". New Straits Times. 4 June 1985. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

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