Egypt and Malaysia
Monday، 20 July 2009 - 12:00 AM
The Egyptian-Malaysian relations began in the thirties of the 20th century, when the Malaysian students came to study in Al Azhar University.
The diplomatic exchange began in 1959 and the Malaysian government appointed its first Ambassador to Cairo in 1960.
President Gamal Abdel Nasser was granted the Order of the Crown of the Realm in 1965. The Most Exalted Order of the Crown of the Realm (Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara) is a Malaysian Federal Award. It is the second order in term of precedence after the Most Excellent Order of the Royal Family of Malaysia.
The government of Malaysia has chosen the Embassy of Egypt in Malaysia to sponsor Indonesian interests in the Federation of Malaysia, in the period of severing the relations between the two countries due to Indonesia's opposition to the Federation.
The Malaysian government supported Egypt in the problem of freezing Egypt's membership in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, known back then as Organization of the Islamic Conference, (OIC). At a press conference held by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia during his visit to Egypt in 1982, he announced that his country is interested in the return of Egypt to the membership of the OIC based on the fact that Egypt is an Islamic state and one of the founders of the OIC.