Bilateral Relations between Ukraine and Malaysia
23 October 2020 20:51

Recognition of Ukraine’s Independence: 31st December 1991.

Establishment of diplomatic relations: 3rd March 1992.

Diplomatic missions:

H.E. Mr. Olexander Nechytaylo is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Malaysia since 18th July 2016.

Yang Mulia Dato` Raja Reza bin Raja Dato` Zaib Shah Alhaj is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to Ukraine since 21st September 2018.

Honorary Consulates:

  • Dato’ Seri Chuah Kim Seah - Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Georgetown, Penang 

Contacts: phone: +60 4 263 1111, E-mail: consularukrainepg@gmail.com, Address: 8, Green Hall, Georgetown, Penang, 10200.


Political relations: 

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, political dialogue between Ukraine and Malaysia had different levels of intensity but was always based on the principles of mutual respect, benefit and support.

Committed to bring justice to the families of victims of the heinous attack by the Russian surface-to-air missile on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine in July 2014, Ukraine and Malaysia embarked on the new era of partnership. As a result, the exchange of visits and the scope of cooperation in the international organizations have reached unprecedented level.

Milestones: 

December 2002 - visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malaysia to Ukraine;

13-16.07.2003 – official visit of Prime Minister of Malaysia to Ukraine;

21-23.07.2014 - visit of Foreign Minister of Malaysia to Ukraine;

8-10.09.2014 - working visit of the Minister of Defence of Malaysia to Ukraine;

03-05.08.2016 – official visit of President of Ukraine to Malaysia;

04.08.2016 - Foreign Ministers’ talks (in the framework of the visit of President of Ukraine to Malaysia, Putrajaya).

The historic visit of President of Ukraine to Malaysia on 3-5th August 2016 opened a new chapter in bilateral relations. It strengthened the good rapport between the leaders and reaffirmed mutual commitment on MH17. It also laid the grounds for launching of the Joint Trade Committee and marked an important step forward in bringing the defence cooperation to the next level. The talks in Putrajaya provided a powerful impetus for enhancing cooperation in tourism and education.

High level of coordination and mutual support in the UN Security Council in 2016 has become another vivid evidence of the increasingly close partnership between the two countries.

29th October 2019 – first ever political consultation at the Senior Officials` level of Foreign Ministries was held in Putrajaya.

30th October 2019 – a Group of Friendship with Malaysia was set up at the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine.

Ukrainian community: 

Ukrainian community in Malaysia is rather small, estimated at few hundred expats that reside mainly in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Selangor and Kelantan.

In 2017 a Ukrainian Association in Malaysia was registered with the Malaysian authorities.

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