Malaysia–Uzbekistan relations

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Malaysia–Uzbekistan relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and Uzbekistan



Malaysia–Uzbekistan relations refers to a foreign relations between the two countries, Malaysia and Uzbekistan. Malaysia has an embassy in Tashkent,[1] and Uzbekistan has an embassy in Ampang, Selangor.[2] Both countries maintain good relations.[3]


Bilateral diplomatic relations were established in 1992 with Malaysia opened its embassy in Tashkent in 1993.[4] Since 1992, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has made several visits to Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia which were part of his longest trip abroad.[5]

Economic relations[edit]

Both countries are developing ties in the areas of economic and investment co-operation, oil and gas, education and tourism.[4] Many Malaysian investors also has started doing business in Uzbekistan.[4] In 2012, following the 20 years friendship relations between both countries, a Malaysian and Uzbekistan Friendship Association (MAUFA) has been establish.[6] The association also establish a joint projects in the field of educational tourism, photo-tourism, students exchange, mass-media and ICT.[7] In 2011, many of the joint projects operates in Uzbekistan, particularly in the oil and gas industry, manufacture of textiles, furniture and electrical products.[8] Uzbekistan is also keen to learn from Malaysia on the tourism industry.[9]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Embassy of Malaysia, Tashkent". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Embassy Of The Republic Of Uzbekistan In Malaysia". Uzbekistan Embassy. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  3. ^ George Ginsburgs; Alvin Z. Rubinstein; Oles M. Smolansky (1 January 1993). Russia and America: From Rivalry to Reconciliation. M.E. Sharpe. pp. 148–. ISBN 978-0-7656-3946-2.
  4. ^ a b c "Interview of Ambassador of Malaysia to Uzbekistan". The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  5. ^ S. Frederick Starr (1 January 1994). The Legacy of History in Russia and the New States of Eurasia. M.E. Sharpe. pp. 224–. ISBN 978-0-7656-1398-1.
  6. ^ "Malaysia, Uzbekistan association to boost ties". New Straits Times. 22 March 2012. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  7. ^ "DELEGATION OF "MALAYSIA-UZBEKISTAN" FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION LED BY ITS CHAIRMAN ABDUL HALIM HAJI AHMAD VISITED TASHKENT". National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  8. ^ D. Azizov (7 September 2011). "Uzbekistan, Malaysia mull bilateral relations". Trend. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Uzbekistan To Learn From Malaysia On Drawing More Tourists". 18 June 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2014.