Malaysia–Romania relations

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Malaysia–Romania relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and Romania


Diplomatic mission
Malaysian Embassy, BucharestRomanian Embassy, Kuala Lumpur
Ambassador Tajul Aman MohammadAmbassador Constantin Volodea Nistor

Malaysia–Romania relations (Malay: Hubungan Malaysia–Romania; Jawi: هوبوڠن مليسيا–رومناي; Romanian: Relațiile dintre Malaezia și România) refers to foreign relations between Malaysia and Romania. Romania has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur[1] with two honorary consulates in Kota Kinabalu and Miri,[2][3] and Malaysia has an embassy in Bucharest.[4]


Following with the establishments of relations with the Soviet Union, Malaysia also expanded it relations with other Eastern European countries such as Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the German Democratic Republic, Yugoslavia and including Romania.[5] Relations between the two countries was established on 22 March 1969.[6]

Economic relations[edit]

In 2011, the total trade stood at $140 million, a jump from $103 million in 2010.[7] While in 2013, trade relations recorded a total of $115.12 million with the Romanian exports consisting of furniture, metals, chemicals, lumber, wood, metal products, machinery and electrical equipment while Malaysian exports including natural rubber and rubber products, tin, cocoa, computer equipment and electronics products.[6] Both countries are in the process to boosting the economic relations and Romania government has shown interest to co-operate with Malaysia to develop an entry port for palm oil in Romania third largest city, Constanta.[8][9][10][11] Approximately, nine agreements on the economic sector has been signed between the two countries.[6]

Education relations[edit]

In 2013, a framework agreement was signed between 1 Decembrie 1918 University and the National University of Malaysia.[6] As of 2014, there are 120 Malaysian students in Romania with most of them pursuing on the medical courses.[6]

Romanian in Malaysia[edit]

About 100 Romanian reside in the country with most of them reside in the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor.[6]

Romanian Association in Malaysia (RAM)[edit]

Romanian Association in Malaysia (RAM) is a non-profit organisation that has been organised and managed by a group of Romanians currently residing in Malaysia and highly interested in promoting the Romanian heritage and to maintaining relationships with other Romanians located in the country.


  1. ^ "Ambasada Romaniei in Malaysia" (in Romanian). Romanian Embassy in Malaysia. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Honorary Consulate of Romania in Kota Kinabalu". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Romania). Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Honorary Consulate of Romania in Sarawak". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Romania). Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Website of Embassy of Malaysia, Bucharest". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  5. ^ Christoph Marcinkowski; Constance Chevallier-Govers; Ruhanas Harun (2011). Malaysia and the European Union: Perspectives for the Twenty-first Century. LIT Verlag Münster. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-3-643-80085-5.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Relaţii bilaterale - Scurt istoric" (in Romanian). Romanian Embassy in Malaysia. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  7. ^ Andreea Marinas (11 September 2012). "The ambassador of Malaysia to Bucharest: "Malaysia can be a strategic country for Romania"". Nine O'Clock. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  8. ^ Balan Moses (21 April 2013). "Romania forging new business links". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Malaysia berminat perkukuh hubungan bilateral dengan Lithuania, Romania". Bernama (in Malay). Astro Awani. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Romanian govt keen to develop entry port for palm oil". 19 September 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  11. ^ Liam Lever (17 September 2012). "Romanian firm could up imports of palm oil from Malaysia". Retrieved 29 December 2013.

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