Signing of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Malaysia concerning the Transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology
April 18, 2018
1. On April 18 (local time) in Kuala Lumpur，Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador to Malaysia, and Dato' Sri Abdul Rahim bin Mohamad Radzi, Secretary General, Ministery of Defence of Malaysia, signed the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Malaysia concerning the Transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology (English (PDF) / Japanese (PDF)).
2. This Agreement establishes a legal framework for the Governments of Japan and Malaysia regarding the transfer and handling of defence equipment and technology between the two governments in order to implement projects to be jointly determined including those contributing to international peace and stability. Specifically, it stipulates procedures to determine each specific transfer as well as basic rules on the use of the transferred defence equipment and technology.
3. The conclusion of this Agreement will ensure appropriate control over the defence equipment and technology transferred between Japan and Malaysia, especially regarding any subsequent transfer to a third party or any extra-purpose use. It is expected that this Agreement will contribute to closer cooperation between Japan and Malaysia for defence equipment and technology, and maintaining and improving the production and technological bases for Japan’s defence industry, thereby ensuring the security of Japan.