Maldives, overwhelmed by the rapid progress of sports in Malaysia, are keen to establish cooperation in areas involving sports development.
National Sports Institute (ISN) Director-general Datuk Dr Ramlan Abdul Aziz said Malaysia's success in establishing itself as a sports power in the world, has caught the attention of Maldives.
"ISN look at their interest in a very positive manner and we are ever willing to share our experience and expertise with them towards developing sports," he told Bernama after receiving Maldives' minister for Human Resource, Youth and Sports, Hassan Latheef, here Friday.
Dr Ramlan said the Maldives government had also submitted a draft detailing their interest and cooperation with the Malaysian government.
The draft would be studied by the ministry of Youth and Sports, he said.
"ISN hope the cooperation will benefit both parties, especially in the development of sports," he said.