Croatia–Malaysia relations

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Croatia–Malaysia relations
Map indicating locations of Croatia and Malaysia

Croatia

Malaysia

Croatia–Malaysia relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between Croatia and Malaysia. Croatia has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur,[1] and Malaysia has an embassy in Zagreb.[2]

History[edit]

Relations between the two countries was established on 4 May 1992 when Croatia gained independence after the dissolution of the former Republic of Yugoslavia.[3] Shortly after that, Malaysia establish its embassy in Zagreb on July 1994 and Croatia responded with the establishment of the Croatian embassy in Kuala Lumpur on November 1995.[3][4] Malaysia also contribute in the peacekeeping efforts during the former Yugoslavia era by sending troops under the United Nations (UN).[5]

Economic relations[edit]

In 2008, the total trade between the two countries amounted to only $70 million.[5] Currently, cooperation are only limited to the exchange of support in multilateral fields such as supporting each other's candidatures in various international organisations, cooperation in higher education, training and sports. Former Croatian President, Stjepan Mesić has said that he believe Malaysia should be one of the Croatian main partners in Southeast Asia and the cooperation between the two countries should be expand to other sectors.[4][5] In 2002, an agreement on avoidance of double taxation and fiscal evasion has been signed which takes effect on 2005.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Malaysia". Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official Website of Embassy of Malaysia, Zagreb". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Malaysia-Croatia Bilateral Relations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "MALAYSIA COMES TO ZAGREB! Week-long Malaysian Cultural Festival will give Croatians a chance to catch a glimpse of Malaysia". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "DIPLOMAT HOPEFUL OF BETTER CROATIA-MALAYSIA ECONOMIC TIES". Bernama. Yahoo! News. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME" (PDF). Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia. 18 February 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Government of Malaysia for avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evation with respect to taxes on income" (PDF). Big Haired. 18 February 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2014.