Malaysia–Ukraine relations

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Malaysia–Ukraine relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and Ukraine



Malaysia–Ukraine relations are foreign relations between Malaysia and Ukraine. Malaysia has an embassy in Kiev,[1] and Ukraine has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur.[2] [3]


Diplomatic relations between the two countries was established 3 March 1992, and Malaysia was among the first countries to recognize the independence of Ukraine.[3][4] In 2003, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad paid an official visit to meet the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.[3] Since the visit, the relations between these two countries focused on economic, scientific, military-technical and humanitarian aspects.[3] Ukraine praised Malaysia on its Islamic affairs administration and expressed interest in learning from Malaysia's experience in that regard.[5]

Education relations[edit]

Malaysia concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three prominent universities in Ukraine to operate three Offshore Campus Medical Degree Programmes to award local students with the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.[6]

Economic relations[edit]

In 2012, Ukraine's exports to Malaysia (estimated at U$236.6 million) included chemical and organic fertilizers and sunflower oil. Malaysia's exports to Ukraine (around U$125.7) included palm oil, electrical machinery and equipment, video and audio equipment, rubber, boilers, industrial machinery and equipment, furniture, plastics and plastic products, cocoa, soaps and other washing preparations equipment.[7]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Official Website of Embassy of Malaysia, Kiev". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ukraine in Malaysia". Embassy of Ukraine in Malaysia. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Bilateral relationship". Embassy of Ukraine in Malaysia. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ambassador of Malaysia: Malaysia is ready for strengthening relations with Ukraine in many issues". Interfax-Ukraine. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ukraine praises Malaysia’s Islamic affairs administration". Bernama, The Borneo Post. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Azzah Mohamad (5 March 2012). "Milestone Achievement In Ukraine - Malaysia Education Cooperation". Bernama. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Trade and economic relations between Ukraine and Malaysia". Embassy of Ukraine in Malaysia. Retrieved 9 January 2014.