Malaysia and Saudi Arabia on April 19 signed an agreement on security cooperation, according to Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs Hishammuddin Hussein.

Hishammuddin said in a statement after the signing ceremony in the Riyadh capital of Saudi Arabia that the agreement would facilitate cooperation between the two countries and enable them to strengthen efforts to deal with international crime, especially terrorism-related and organised crime.

He said that Saudi Arabia 's experience in fighting terrorism threats was something that Malaysia could learn from and that Malaysia 's success in handling and tackling security threats in the Association of Southeast Asean Nations (ASEAN) can be also used by Saudi Arabia , especially through intelligence sharing

The agreement is a part of the commitments between the countries to further cooperate to resolve security issues, including fighting terrorism, drug and weapon smuggling, money laundering and counterfeiting./.