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Czech Republic–Malaysia relations


Czech Republic–Malaysia relations

Czech Republic–Malaysia relations
Map indicating locations of Czech Republic and Malaysia

Czech Republic


Czech Republic–Malaysia relations are foreign relations between Czech Republic and Malaysia. Czech Republic has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur,[1] and Malaysia has an embassy in Prague.[2]


  • History 1
  • Economic relations 2
  • Education relations 3
  • Further reading 4
  • References 5


Following the establishment of relations with the Soviet Union in 1968, Malaysia also expanded its relations with Czech Republic and other Eastern European countries.[3] In 2000, the Czech Deputy Prime Minister made a visit to Malaysia.[4] While in 2006, Czech Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Czech President of the Senate of Parliament both made an working and official visit to Malaysia.[5] While in the Malaysian side, the chief of armed forces staff made a working visit to Czech Republic on the same year.[5] In 2012, the Czech President Václav Klaus made a state visit to Malaysia.[6]

Economic relations

Relations between the two countries are developing successfully especially in trade with Czech Republic main exports to Malaysia are engineering products, machine tools, and electrical motors while Malaysia main exports to Czech Republic majority in machinery, rubber, cocoa and other electrical equipments.[4][7] In 2000, mutual trade between the two countries was over 7.7 billion CZK and Czech firms are currently seeking any opportunities for an investments and joint enterprises in Malaysia.[4] Some Malaysian businessmen also has coming to Prague to establishing contacts with Czech companies especially on the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) projects.[8]

Education relations

In 2000, the Government of Czech Republic has started to offers Malaysian one scholarship for post-graduate study every year,[4] and in September 2006, the first group of seventy Malaysian students arrived in Czech Republic and began their studies in medicines.[5] Following the successful, the number of Malaysian studies in Czech Republic increased to 200 in 2008.[9]

Further reading

  • Czech-Malaysian Relations at 40: Forging Stronger Ties in the Era of EU ASEAN Regionalism


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