Malaysia–Yemen relations

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Malaysia–Yemen relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and Yemen



Malaysia–Yemen relations are foreign relations between Malaysia and Yemen. Malaysia has an embassy in Sana'a,[1] and Yemen has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur.[2]


The relations between the two countries can be traced back on the 15th century, with many Hadhrami people playing an important role during the Islamization of the Malays people.[3] This also proved with the current culture of Malaysian Muslim in the present day resembles an Arab culture.[3]

Economic relations[edit]

Currently, both countries in the process to enhance bilateral trades.[4] In 2013, the bilateral trade stood over U$200 million with the major import from Yemen such as seafood products, coffee, honey, leather and fruits while the export from Malaysia are the cooking oil which Malaysia consider as the biggest producers and exporters to Yemen and also to the Middle East.[5] Both countries also has signed a joint commission and promote bilateral relations in higher education.[6][7]

Further readings[edit]


  1. ^ "Official Website of Embassy of Malaysia, Sana'a". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Embassy of Yemen in Kuala Lumpur". Embassy Vietnam. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Ahmed Al-Masoodi. "YEMEN AND MALAYSIA .... RELATIONS THOROUGH HISTORY". Al-Masoodi. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Yemen, Malaysia discuss trade cooperation ties". Almotamar. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Almubdi (25 October 2013). "Yemen eyes improved trade with Malaysia". Malaysia Trade. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Yemen Keen To Reactivate Malaysia-Yemen Joint Commission". Yemen Fox. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Yemen-Malaysia To Promote Bilateral Relations In Higher Education". Bernama. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2014.