Kyrgyzstan–Malaysia relations

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Kyrgyzstan–Malaysia relations
Map indicating locations of Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia

Kyrgyzstan

Malaysia

Kyrgyzstan–Malaysia relations refers to foreign relations between Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia. Kyrgyzstan has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur,[1] while Malaysia embassy in Tashkent is also accredited to Kyrgyzstan.[2]

History[edit]

Diplomatic relations between the two countries been establish in March 1992 with the embassy of Kyrgyzstan been establish in 1997 with the aid of Malaysian Government.[3] In 1995, the President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akaev has conducted a first official visit to Malaysia.[3] The Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad then made a reciprocal official visit to the Kyrgyzstan in 1996.[3] Since that, the bilateral relations are greatly improved in the sector of trade and economy, investment, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres of mutual interest.[3]

Education relations[edit]

There is also some Kyrgyz live in Malaysia basically due to working or attending education which has led to a mixed marriages between Kyrgyz and Malaysian.[4]

Economic relations[edit]

Currently, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan wants to enhance closer economic ties with Malaysia.[5] During a meeting with the current Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Kyrgyzstan has announce his intention to seeks Malaysian investment in the country.[5] The bilateral trade between the two countries remain small at about U$3 million due to no air direct link between the two capital cities.[6] But, many Malaysian companies has started to looking a possibilities in investment on the country.[6]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Embassy Address". THE EMBASSY OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC TO MALAYSIA. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Malaysia Embassy, Kyrgyzstan". Embassy Row. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "KYRGYZSTAN-MALAYSIA". THE EMBASSY OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC TO MALAYSIA. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Azlina Abdullah (21 December 2013). "M'sia has become like second home to Kyrgyz lass after 10 years". The Star. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Arno Maierbrugger (3 February 2013). "Kyrgyzstan seeks Malaysian investment". Invest Vine. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Balan Moses (9 December 2012). "Kyrgyzstan wants to take after Malaysia". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.