PUTRAJAYA: Four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on legal and judicial cooperation, training of diplomats, and higher education were signed between Malaysia and Qatar today to enhance the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al-Thani in conjunction with his two-day state visit to Malaysia.
The first two MoU on the fields of training of diplomats and higher education were signed between Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and his counterpart Sheikh Mohammad Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
Sheikh Mohammad also signed another MoU on legal cooperation activities with Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.
The fourth MoU on judicial cooperation was signed between Chief Registrar of Federal Court Malaysia Datuk Seri Latifah Mohd Tahar and President of the Supreme Judicial Council Masoud Mohamed A Amiri.
Earlier in the morning, His Highness Sheikh Tamim was accorded with a state welcoming ceremony at the Parliament.
Later in the evening, His Highness Sheikh Tamim had an audience with His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV, Sultan Muhammad V and followed by a state banquet at the Istana Negara.
This was His Highness Sheikh Tamim’s first visit to Malaysia since he ascended to the throne on 25th June 2013 as the eight Emir of the State of Qatar.