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Philippine Malaysia Agreements

The Philippines and Malaysia have collaborated on a wide range of cooperative endeavors such as anti-piracy, border crossing and environmental protection.

Below are the signed agreements between the Philippines and Malaysia:

Culture and Education Cooperation

  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia on Culture, Arts and Heritage Cooperation

Putrajaya, 28 February 2014

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia on Cooperation in the Field of Education

Putrajaya, 28 February 2014

  • Memorandum of Understanding between Mindanao State University System and the International Islamic University Malaysia

06 June 1988

Political Cooperation

  • Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 22 July 1993

Defence Cooperation

  • Memorandum of Understanding on Defence Cooperation between the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia,

Quezon City, 26 September 1994

Law Enforcement

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Anti-Money Laundering Council, Financial Intelligence Unit of the Republic of the Philippines and Bank Negara, Malaysia Concerning Cooperation in the Exchange of Financial Intelligence Related to Money Laundering and Financing of Criminal Activities Related to Terrorism

Kuala Lumpur, 08 August 2004

  • Agreement among the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia on Information Exchange and Establishment of Communication Procedures

Putrajaya, 07 May 2002

  • Memorandum of Agreement on Border Cooperation between the Philippine National Police and Royal Malaysia Police

14 December 1996

  • Agreement on Anti-Smuggling Cooperation between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines

Kuala Lumpur, 1967

  • First Protocol to the Agreement on Anti-Smuggling Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia

1967

  • Second Protocol (1994) to the 1967 Agreement on Anti-Smuggling Cooperation

Kuala Lumpur, 29 March 1995

Economic Cooperation

  • Undertaking between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia concerning the Recognition of Certificates under the International Convention on Standards, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers

1978, as Amended, 31 July 2002

  • Agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income

Manila, 27 April 1982

  • Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia

Manila, 12 April 1978

Tourism Cooperation

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia on Tourism Cooperation

Putrajaya, 7 August 2001

Environmental Cooperation

  • Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia on the Establishment of the Turtle Island Heritage Protected Area

Manila, 31 May 1996

Manila Accord on the North Borneo (Sabah) Issue and Related Matters

  • Manila Accord among the Philippines, the Federation of Malaya and Indonesia

13 July 1963

  • Manila Declaration by the Philippines, the Federation of Malaya and Indonesia

03 August 1963

  • Joint Statement by the Philippines, the Federation of Malaya and Indonesia

05 August 1963

Consular Cooperation

  • Exchange of Notes Constituting an Agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Malaysia on the Abolition of Visa Requirements and Waiver of Visa Fees in Certain Cases

Manila, 31 July 1962

Brunei Darussalam – Indonesia – Malaysia – The Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Agreements

The focus areas of BIMP-EAGA are: the entire Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam; the Province of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua; the States of Sabah and Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan; Mindanao and Palawan. It covers a land area of about 1.54 million square kilometres and a population of some 70 million.

Following are the basic documents related to BIMP-EAGA cluster and projects:

Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security Documents:

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cross Border Movement of Commercial Buses and Coaches
  • MOU on Establishing and Promoting Efficient and Integrated Sea Linkages
  • MOU on Expansion of Air Linkages
  • MOU on Transit and Inter-State Transport of Goods

Natural Resources Development Documents

  • Joint Ministerial Statement on Heart of Borneo and Coral Reefs Ministerial Conference
  • 1st BIMP-EAGA Agriculture and Fisheries Minister’s Joint Statement

Transport, Infrastructure and Information Communications Technology Development Documents

  • MOU on Expansion of Air Linkages
  • MOU on Transit and Inter-State of Goods
  • Fifth Freedom Traffic Rights (Passenger Statistics at Designated Airports)