Italy–Malaysia relations

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Italy–Malaysia relations
Map indicating locations of Italy and Malaysia


Diplomatic mission
Italian Embassy, Kuala LumpurMalaysian Embassy, Rome
Ambassador Cristiano MaggipintoAmbassador Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino Anthony

Italy–Malaysia relations (Italian: Relazioni bilaterali tra Italia e Malaysia; Malay: Hubungan Itali–Malaysia; Jawi: هوبوڠن إيطاليا–مليسيا) refers to a foreign relations between the two countries, Italy and Malaysia. Italy has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur,[1] and Malaysia has an embassy in Rome.[2]

Economic relations

Italy is Malaysia's fifth largest trading partner in the European Union. Currently Italy is interested in investing in Malaysia and since March 2009 around 871.9 million MYR has been invested to the country.[3][4] A number of documents also signed by both sides to forge closer ties between them.[5] In the first four months of 2009, total trade between the two countries amounted to 2.033 billion MYR, with Malaysian exports to Italy totalling 875.3 million MYR and imports from Italy amounting to 1.158 billion MYR.[4] Some major Malaysian companies operating in Italy include the national oil and gas corporation, Petronas.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Ambasciata d' Italia a Kuala Lumpur" (in Italian). Ambasciata d' Italia a Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Malaysia Embassy In Rome". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Italian investors: Malaysia potential logistics hub". Bernama. Business Times. 2 February 2009. Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Rajesh Babu Kitnan (18 June 2009). "Italy to continue investing in Malaysia, says Deputy Economic Dev. Minister". South-South Information Gateway. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  5. ^ Manik Mehta (21 June 2009). "Italy Opens New Chapter In Bilateral Relations With Malaysia". Bernama. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.