Malaysia–Pakistan relations

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Map indicating locations of Pakistan and Malaysia

Pakistan

Malaysia

Malaysia–Pakistan relations (Malay Hubungan Malaysia-Pakistan) refers to bilateral foreign relations between the two countries, Malaysia and Pakistan. Pakistan has its High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia has its High Commission in Islamabad.

Diplomatic ties[edit]

Pakistan has brotherly relations with Malaysia. Historically, Pakistan recognised Malaysia and refused to accept the non-inclusion of Brunei and the leaving of Singapore from the Federation of Malaysia, Pakistan only established relations with those countries when Malaysia had done so. Both are members of Organisation of Islamic Conference (O.I.C) and the Commonwealth of Nations. There is a trade and cultural pact between the two countries, under which the import and export of various goods is done on fairly large scale. The President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan along with other high officials visited Malaysia many times and Malaysian officials also paid a good will visit to Pakistan. Both the countries enjoy close relations and links of mutual friendship and the co-operation has further strengthened.

Trade links[edit]

Malaysia and Pakistan have signed a Free Trade Agreement known as Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA) in Jan 2008.[1]

Transport links[edit]

Pakistan and Malaysia are linked by Air Transport. Pakistan International Airlines operates many flights from Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar to Kuala Lumpur.

Kashmir conflict[edit]

On 2 November, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur: The Government of Malaysia stated the the resolution of Kashmir issue is an unfinished agenda of the civilised world and until this issue is resolved in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, durable peace in South Asia would remain elusive. This was the crux of thoughts expressed in Kuala Lumpur to mark the Kashmir Black Day. It said that “Pakistan is committed to a just solution of the Kashmir issue and it would continue to invoke the conscience of the free world to help the Kashmiris secure their right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations resolutions and was pledged several times by the Indian leadership, including Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.” They further went on to say that “The people of Kashmir have suffered far too long and it is time the world noticed their plight and delivered them from the yoke of subjugation.”

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Malaysia's Foreign Policy The First Fifty Years Alignment, Neutralism, Islamism, By Johan Saravanamuttu, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010, p 312.