Relations between the two countries was established in 1979 with the embassy of Chile been opened in 1989.
The Chile–Malaysia relations is mainly based on trade. In 2009, the total trade between Chile and Malaysia is $336 million with the total Malaysian export to Chile were $16.8 million while the import with $148.7 million. Economic relations between the two countries are based on the South-South cooperation. Chile has developed a joint ventures in shipbuilding through ASMAR with a tanker and two tugboats were currently built in Kuching, Malaysia. While in the Malaysian side, a Malaysian car model of Proton has now been exported to Chile.
Malaysia's King visits Chile
On 19 April 2009, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin and Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Nur Zahirah made a first official visit to Chile and met with the Chile's President, Michelle Bachelet.
- "Bilateral Relations". Ministerio de Relaciones de Exteriores. Embajada de Chile en Malasia. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Media Release: Malaysia-Chile Free Trade Agreement". Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- "Tuanku Mizan akhiri lawatan ke Chile" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
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