Ethiopia–Malaysia relations

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Ethiopia–Malaysia relations
Map indicating locations of Ethiopia and Malaysia



Ethiopia–Malaysia relations are foreign relations between Ethiopia and Malaysia. Ethiopia has a consulate-general in Kuala Lumpur,[1] while Malaysia has no embassy in Ethiopia. Both countries are members of the Group of 77.


The Ethiopian general-consulate in Kuala Lumpur was established in 2003, with the main purpose of the consulate being to enhance trade and economic activities between the two countries and for closer person-to-person contact.[1]

Economic relations[edit]

Malaysia is one of the major trade partners of Ethiopia.[2] In 2005, Ethiopia's Ministry of Mines and Petronas, a Malaysian oil firm, signed a four-year exploration and production agreement enabling the latter to explore and produce petroleum in Ethiopia.[3] In 2009, a Malaysian company set up a mushroom farming establishment with an investment of Br285 million.[4] The area covers a 60 hectare mushroom farm near Lake Shala where the main production facility lies.[4] In 2013, a Malaysian edible oil producer built a large food oil refinery in Ethiopia.[5] Besides that, both countries are also working on air transport and Malaysia Airlines has established a codeshare agreement with Ethiopian Airlines.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Consulate General Office of Ethiopia, Kuala Lumpur". Ethiopia Consulate General Office. Archived from the original on 4 May 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Ethiopia Major Trade Partners". Bridgat. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  3. ^ Sam Savage (26 July 2005). "Ethiopia, Malaysia's PETRONAS Sign Petroleum Exploration Agreement". Xinhua News Agency. redOrbit. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Ethiopia: Malaysian company to set up 285mln birr mushroom farm establishment". Ethiopian Review. Fresh Plaza. 25 May 2009. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Malaysian edible oil producer to build a large refinery in Ethiopia". Malaysian Palm Oil Council. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Ethiopia, Malaysia sign air services agreement". Bernama. The Borneo Post. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  7. ^ "MAS establishes code-sharing with Ethiopian Airlines". Bernama. Astro Awani. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2014.