Monday، 04 December 2017 - 02:39 PM
Egypt and Malaysia maintain close political relations. Ex-president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak (a vice president back then) made an official visit to Malaysia in 1979. Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad paid a business visit to Egypt in 2003.
Before the establishment of the Malaysian embassy in 1960, a Malay Association in Egypt was established in 1930. The headquarter of the association was a gift from late president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1959.
The number of business visits have increased in the last decades, besides, participating in forums and conferences held in the two countries.
Egypt and Malaysia share common points of view on the international level and in the multinational gatherings. Egypt and Malaysia are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the United Nations (UN), which boosts the cooperation between the two countries and the other states’members contributes to finding solutions for the international issues and helps settling joint principles to cement the relations.
Egypt and Malaysia share the same point of views regarding international issues like human rights, environment issues, terrorism, refugees and democratization. They also have a joint vision regarding the UN being the international organization concerned with issues of international development, world peace and security, humanitarian fields' line of actions, international crises and investigating the violations of UN Charter and the principles of the International Law.