Malaysia–Tajikistan relations

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Malaysia–Tajikistan relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and Tajikistan



Malaysia–Tajikistan relations are foreign relations between Malaysia and Tajikistan. Malaysian embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan is also accredited to Tajikistan, while Tajikistan has an embassy in Ampang, Selangor.[1] Both countries have been enjoying warm diplomatic relations and are willing to make constructive efforts towards progress.[2]


Relations between the two countries has been established since 11 March 1992.[2] In 2014, the President of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon together with his wife made an official visit to Malaysia at the invitation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.[3]

Economic relations[edit]

Trade relations between the two countries recorded a total of $5.5 billion in 2013 and a number of Malaysian firms are keen to explore business opportunities in Tajikistan.[4] Both countries agreed to expand the co-operation mainly in expansion of political, economic, investment, trade, scientific, technical and cultural co-operation as stated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak during his meeting with Emomalii.[5] Aside from that, five memorandum of understandings (MoUs) on bilateral consultation, co-operation in the fields of higher education, tourism, physical training and sports, MoU with the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and the agreement on economic, technical and scientific co-operation was signed.[6] In 2013, Malaysia is expected to build a power plant with a capacity of 300 megawatt in northern Tajikistan.[7]

Education relations[edit]

There are more than 200 Tajiks who pursue their study and undergo training at Malaysian universities and educational institutions.[2][5] Tajikistan's Ministry of Education and Science also have signed an MoU with the Malaysian Limkokwing University of Creative Technology to establish a LUCT branch in Tajikistan.[8]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Malaysia". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tajikistan. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Relations of Tajikistan with Malaysia". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tajikistan. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Tajikistan president will make four-day visit to Malaysia". Bernama. New Straits Times. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Firma Malaysia berminat teroka Tajikistan". Bernama (in Malay). Sinar Harian. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Tajikistan, Malaysia discuss cooperation development". AKIpress. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Malaysia, Tajikistan to strengthen bilateral ties". Bernama. The Borneo Post. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  7. ^ Payrav Chorshanbiyev (29 October 2013). "Malaysia expected to build 400 mln USD worth of CHP plant in northern Tajikistan". Asia-Plus. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Malaysian university expected to open its branch in Tajikistan". Asia-Plus. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 6 July 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.