Malaysia–Uganda relations

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Malaysia–Uganda relations
Map indicating locations of Malaysia and Uganda


Diplomatic mission
Malaysian High Commission, NairobiUgandan High Commission, Kuala Lumpur
High Commissioner Loh Seck TiongHigh Commissioner Samali Dorothy Hyuha

Malaysia–Uganda relations (Malay: Hubungan Malaysia–Uganda; Jawi: هوبوڠن مليسيا–أوغندا; Swahili: Mahusiano ya Malaysia na Uganda) refers to bilateral foreign relations between Malaysia and Uganda. Malaysia does not have an embassy in Uganda while Uganda has a High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and were also accredited to Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Myanmar.[1][2]


Both countries were once part of the British Empire and Uganda established a diplomatic relations with Malaysia immediately after attaining independence in 1962.[3]

Economic relations[edit]

In 1998, Malaysia and Uganda signed a memorandum of understanding towards economic, scientific, technical and cultural co-operation agreement.[3] While in 2011, Malaysia and Uganda signed an MoU on standards during the CHOGM meeting in Perth.[3][4] A Malaysian university also has decided to open a campus in Uganda.[5][6] Some Malaysian palm oil company has already operating in Kalangala at the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni.[7] Another Malaysian oil palm company also has invested a total of U$10 million in the country.[8]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "High Commission of the Republic of Uganda, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia". Uganda High Commission, Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Diplomatic and Consular Mission". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Message". Uganda Consulate, Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  4. ^ Abbey Semuwemba (28 October 2011). "Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Between Malaysia and the Republic of Uganda". Ugandans at Heart. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ Rohan Patnaik (2 July 2011). "Uganda-Malaysia trade to increase". The Independent. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Malaysian University To Open A Campus In Uganda". Guide 2 Uganda. 19 June 2011. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Six new envoys present credentials to Museveni". Vision Reporter. New Vision. 26 March 2013. Archived from the original on 22 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Malaysia's Wilmar Plantation Services To Invest US$10 Million In Uganda". PalmOilHQ. 29 July 2009. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.