Kuala Lumpur, 15 March 2022 (TDI): The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry; arrived in Malaysia intending to start a work tour on March 14. Shoukry met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Ismail Sabri Bin Yaakob.

During the meeting, Shoukry delivered a letter from the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Shoukry affirmed that his visit is an opportunity to give more impetus to the bilateral relations.

The Foreign Minister then had a meeting with the Malaysian Prime Minister and Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry, Muhammad Azmin Ali. The parties discussed the development of cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, before a working dinner.

According to the note, Malaysia celebrated the dinner in honor of the Egyptian Minister. During the dinner, the Ministers of Finance and Economy, senior leaders, and representatives of the Malaysian business community participated.

The Egyptian Minister’s next meeting was with the Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister, Saifuddin Bin Abdullah. Shoukry and Abdullah discussed bilateral cooperation within the framework of the friendly relations between Egypt and Malaysia.

Both then exchanged views regarding regional & international issues and common interests between them. They also reaffirmed their country’s willingness to strengthen their bilateral relations and expand cooperation between them.

After their meeting, the Foreign Ministers gave a joint press conference on March 14. Both presented the main issues and mutual interests that they discussed during the official talks.


Then the next meeting of the Egyptian Minister met with the Malaysian Minister of Environment and Water, Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. Shoukry was elected as the president of the 27th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The COP 27 will be in Cairo, at the end of 2022. Out of the 26 sessions that have been celebrated up to date, only 5 have had women as leaders, and most of them were in charge of the Minister of Environment.


Shoukry also met the Malaysian Senior Minister of Defence, Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation and ways to bolster relations towards broader horizons.

According to the Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister, the meeting was within the framework of aspiring to develop relations between Egypt and Malaysia


The relations between the two countries have been stable and healthy since 1957. Currently, Egypt has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur. On the other side, Malaysia has an embassy in Cairo established in 1960.

The first Egyptian President gifted Malay Association a place for them to establish their headquarters; twenty-nine years after their establishment in 1930. Furthermore, Al-Azhar University had many Malaysian students.

In 1979, Vice-President Hosni Mubarak paid an official visit to Malaysia. In April 2003 the Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad paid a working visit to Egypt. Malaysia’s main investment in Egypt is in the gas sector which is operated by Petronas.

Moreover, both countries are in the process to increase their cooperation within the economic and other important spheres. They signed an economic cooperation agreement regarding joint investments and the enhancement of economic relations.