|On 3rd November 1972, the Governments of Malaysia and France signed a cultural and technical cooperation agreement in an effort to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.
Following that agreement, and subsequent visits by the leaders of the two countries, a Memorandum of Understanding was initiated in the year 2000 to enhance the cooperation in the field of education between Malaysia and France.
In 2003, Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamed and French President Mr Jacques Chirac agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in the field of higher education.
Further meetings between President Jacques Chirac and YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the organisation of Malaysian-French Technical Committees further enhanced the proposed cooperation, which culminated with the creation of the Malaysia-France University Centre (MFUC) on 27th April 2006, a joint body to foster links in the field of Higher Education.
During his visit to France in October 2009, the Prime Minister YAB Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak met Malaysian students in Paris, and he stressed the importance of international co-operation in the field of higher education.