Both countries are developing ties in the areas of economic and investment cooperation, oil and gas, education and tourism. Many Malaysian investors also has started doing business in Uzbekistan. In 2012, following the 20 years friendship relations between both countries, an Malaysian and Uzbekistan Friendship Association (MAUFA) has been establish. The association also establish a joint projects in the field of educational tourism, photo-tourism, students exchange, mass-media and ICT. In 2011, many of the joint projects operates in Uzbekistan, particularly in the oil and gas industry, manufacture of textiles, furniture and electrical products. Currently, Uzbekistan also keen to learn from Malaysia on the tourism industry.