The objectives of this MoU are:
To provide enhanced expertise and knowledge to diplomats and other governmental officials of developing countries, particularly those in Asia, through training and research program in the thematic areas;
To promote and strengthen North-South economic and technical cooperation and integration through sharing and exchanging experiences and knowledge; and
To launch joint training, research and capacity building activities of the parties in the thematic areas mentioned.
Malaysia is a main funding partner, as well as a beneficiary, of the entire MA training course for Malaysians and Least Developed Asian countries (Laos, Cambodia and Bangladesh).