Malaysia–Namibia relations

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Malaysia–Namibia relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and Namibia

Malaysia

Namibia

Malaysia–Namibia relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between the two countries, Malaysia and Namibia. Malaysia has a high commission in Windhoek,[1] and Namibia has a high commission in Kuala Lumpur.[2]

History[edit]

Both countries were once part of the British Empire and before Namibia achieved its independence, Malaysia has contributed to some operations in Namibia by sending a group of soldiers to help monitor the Namibia elections and peace process.[3] Today, the relations are much more focused in economic cooperation.

Economic relations[edit]

During the Mahathir era, several agreements have been signed by both countries such as the agreement on economic, science and technical cooperation.[4][5] In 2006, the total trade between Malaysia and Namibia worth around U$29 million, with exports valued at U$6.7 million and imports at U$22.3 million.[6] Malaysia also stand as one of the major export partner for Namibia.[7] There is also opportunities for Namibian students to studied in Malaysia,[8] and Namibia is keen to learn Malaysian education system.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website of High Commission of Malaysia, Windhoek". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Namibia High Commission, Malaysia". Namibia High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Emmanuel Ike Udogu (2012). Liberating Namibia: The Long Diplomatic Struggle Between the United Nations and South Africa. McFarland. pp. 185–. ISBN 978-0-7864-6576-7. 
  4. ^ Ahmad A. Talib (21 November 1992). "Malaysia, Namibia sign five-year accord". New Straits Times. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Ibpus.com; International Business Publications, USA (1 January 2012). Malaysia Business Law Handbook 2012: Strategic Information and Basic Laws. Int'l Business Publications. pp. 204–. ISBN 978-1-4387-7040-6. 
  6. ^ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (20 April 2007). "SPEECH AT THE MALAYSIA-NAMIBIA BUSINESS FORUM". Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Namibia Major Trade Partners". Bridgat. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDY IN MALAYSIA FOR JUNE 2013". Ministry of Education, Namibia. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Oman, Namibia seek our assistance". New Straits Times. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.