Kuala Lumpur, 8 May 2023 (TDI): This year marks the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Georgia and Malaysia, established on May 7, 1991.
Malaysia and Georgia have expressed a strong desire to enhance their bilateral relations further in various areas, including trade and investment, tourism, culture, education, and people-to-people exchanges.
Their commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the region and the world has provided a strong foundation for their continued cooperation and friendship.
The two countries have maintained a cordial relationship, focusing on promoting economic and trade ties, cultural exchanges, and people-to-people contacts for the past 30 years.
Economic and trade relations between Georgia and Malaysia have been steadily growing over the years. In 2020, the total trade volume between the two countries reached USD 13.9 million, with Malaysia exporting goods such as palm oil, rubber, and machinery and importing products such as wine, mineral water, and copper ores from Georgia.
Regarding cultural exchanges, Georgia and Malaysia have participated in various cultural events and festivals, such as the Tbilisi International Film Festival and the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair.
The two countries have also signed agreements on tourism cooperation, which have encouraged people-to-people contacts between the two nations.
Moreover, Georgia and Malaysia have collaborated in the education sector. Many Georgian students have received scholarships to study in Malaysia, while Malaysian universities have offered scholarships to Georgian students.
Regarding trade and investment, both countries have identified sectors of mutual interest, such as agriculture, tourism, logistics, and energy.
Georgia has been actively promoting itself as a hub for international trade and investment, with its strategic location between Europe and Asia. At the same time, Malaysia has a strong presence in the Southeast Asian region.
The two countries have great potential for collaboration in joint ventures, technology transfer, and investment promotion.
Georgia and Malaysia have also cooperated on various international issues, promoting regional peace and security.
Malaysia has been supportive of Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, while Georgia has expressed its support for Malaysia’s efforts in promoting peace and stability in Southeast Asia.
Both countries are committed to strengthening their relations further, and the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic ties is a testament to their shared vision for a peaceful and prosperous future.