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Bilateral relations with Malaysia

 

COOPERATION BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
AND MALAYSIA
 
Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and Malaysia were established on March 5, 1992.
 
Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Vladimir N. Lopato-Zagorsky is accredited as the non-resident Ambassador to Malaysia (credentials were presented to the Supreme ruler of Malaysia on March 19, 2012).
 
Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Belarus (non-resident) Mr. Dato' Zainol Abidin Bin Omar presented his credentials on September 20, 2011.
 
In June 1999 Belarusian delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister — Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus paid a working visit to Malaysia.
 
In February 2003 a Belarusian delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus took part in the XIII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Kuala-Lumpur.
 
May 30, 2006 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Mr. Sergei Martynov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia Mr. Syed Hamid Albar on the margins of the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Putrajaya (Malaysia).
 
In July 2007 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Mr. Sergei Martynov paid a visit to Malaysia.
 
In June 2009, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Malaysia met at the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt).
 
In June 2010 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Mr. Sergei Aleinik accompanied by representatives of the Belarusian business circles visited Malaysia.
 
May 10, 2012 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Mr. Sergei Aleinik met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia the Hon. A. Kohilan Pillay on the margins of the Ministerial meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement in Sharm el-Sheikh.
 
June 6, 2012 Belarus Minister of Industry Mr. Dmitry Katerinich met with the Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia Mustapa bin Mohamed in Moscow.
 
Inter-parliamentary cooperation is being developed. Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Mr.Vladimir Andreichenko met with the Vice President of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Malaysia Mr. Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar on the margins on the 120th IPU Assembly (April 5-10, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).
 
August 18-22, 2014 Malaysian parliamentary delegation headed by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Malaysia the Hon. Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee visited the Republic of Belarus.
 
Belarus and Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia on Scientific and Technical Cooperation (May 10, 2013).
 
Draft agreements on economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation, on promotion and mutual protection of investments, avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion with respect to taxes on income and on cooperation in the fight against crime, the memorandum of understanding between the ministries of justice are being negotiated.
 
Bilateral trade between Belarus and Malaysia
(U.S. $ million)

Periods
Trade turnover
Export from Belarus
Import to Belarus
Balance
2003
27,7
22,0
5,7
16,3
2004
45,5
26,4
19,1
7,3
2005
70,0
16,4
53,6
-37,2
2006
132,1
34,7
97,4
-62,7
2007
131,4
41,3
90,1
-48,8
2008
158,4
79,5
78,9
0,6
2009
83,4
33,3
50,1
-16,8
2010
98,9
35,8
63,1
-27,3
2011
139,3
60,6
78,7
-18,1
2012
224,1
118,3
105,8
12,5
2013
163,6
60,1
103,5
-43,3 
2013 / 2012, %
72,9
50,9
97,8
 

 
Major exports from Belarus to Malaysia are potash and nitrogen fertilizers (Malaysia is one of the largest consumers of potash in Asia), and precision instruments for topography.
 
Belarus imports from Malaysia rubber, lamps and tubes, cocoa, TV sets, video monitors and video projectors, radios.
 
May 9-11, 2013 the National Exposition of the Republic of Belarus was arranged at the 24th International Exhibition of Invention, Innovation and Technology «ITEX 2013» in Kuala-Lumpur.
 
Opportunities for cooperation in the field of education are being explored.