Malaysia–Switzerland relations

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Malaysia–Switzerland relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and Switzerland

Malaysia

Switzerland
Diplomatic mission
Malaysian Embassy, BerneSwiss Embassy, Kuala Lumpur
Envoy
Ambassador Sharrina AbdullahAmbassador Michael Winzap

Malaysia–Switzerland relations (Malay: Hubungan Malaysia–Switzerland; Jawi: هوبوڠن مليسيا–سويتزيرلند; German: Malaysisch-Schweizer Beziehungen French: Relations entre la Malaisie et la Suisse; Italian: Relazioni bilaterali tra la Malesia e la Svizzera) refers to bilateral foreign relations between the two countries, Malaysia and Switzerland. Malaysia has an embassy in Bern,[1] and Switzerland has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur.[2]

History[edit]

In the 19th century, Swiss trading companies set up operations in Malaysia.[3] Diplomatic relations were established in 1963.[3]

Economic relations[edit]

Switzerland maintains good contacts in the educational field and supports projects of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) for the sustainable management of tropical forests.[3] Many Swiss companies has operating in Malaysia.[3][4] Since 2011, there are currently 792 Swiss nationals who reside in Malaysia.[3] Several agreements, such as avoidance on tax were also been signed.[5] Many Swiss foods brand such as chocolates and yogurts has reach Malaysian markets and popular in the country.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website of Embassy of Malaysia, Bern". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Embassy of Switzerland in Malaysia". Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Malaysia". Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  4. ^ "MALAYSIA,SWITZERLAND : Swiss Semiconductor firm chooses Penang for its new manufacturing unit". Machine Evolution. 10 February 2012. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  5. ^ "AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA AND THE SWISS FEDERAL COUNCIL FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME" (PDF). Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia. 1 January 1974. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ Melody Ng (6 July 2009). "Toblerone brings a piece of Switzerland to Malaysia". The Moodie Report. Retrieved 7 February 2014.