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Malaysian Ambassador to Seoul Ramlan bin Ibrahim hosted a gala reception at Hotel Lotte in downtown Seoul on Sept.6.

The  reception commenced with the welcoming speech by Ambassador Ramlan and congratulatory speech by Commissioner of Defense Acquisition Program Administration, Mr. Noh Dae-Lee, followed by traditional Malay dance performances.

   
 

"Our diplomatic relations established with the Republic of Korea in 1960 have gained so much traction over the past 50  years, Amb.  Ramlan  said in his speech and elaborated that Korea has achieved triple eights for Malaysia as Malaysias 8th largest trading partner, 8th largest export destination and 8th largest source of imports in 2011.

Koreas rags-to-riches story has inspired many developing countries, Ambassador Ramlan added. In early 1980s, Malaysia saw the need to look at Korea and its development model and has continued to send our students to leading Korean institutions since then.

The Malaysian envoy ended his speech making a toast for the good health and prosperity of the president of South Korea, South Koreans, and to the friendship and excellent cooperation between Malaysia and South Korea.

In the congratulatory speech, Commissioner Noh expressed his honor to be able to represent the Republic of Korea and the South Koreans in extending their best wishes to all Malaysians on this day.

Malaysia has played an important role in connecting the West to the East, given its strategic location, the Korean envoy said.

Malaysia has been an important trading partner of South Korea and influences of Hallyu has also been spread to Malaysia recently, he added. The two nations have also cooperated closely as Malaysia adopts Koreas economy model for the last 30 years

Commissioner Noh wrapped up his speech toasting for good health for all and everlasting prosperity for the two nations.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and South Korea in 1960, the two nations have been developing meaningful and substantial cooperative relations.

Malaysia has emerged as one of the most important trade and investment partners of Korea among Asian member countries. South Korea is the sixth largest export destination for Malaysian products and Malaysia is in turn South Koreas third largest trading partner among ASEAN countries.

2011 saw a substantial increase of 2,400 per cent increase in investments amounting to $1.7 billion US dollars in 10 projects.

Presently economic cooperation between the two nations has evolved into more complex and value-added areas such as financial, tourism and high-tech industry collaboration.

Malaysia, an important partner in terms of natural resources and energy cooperation, approximately one-fourth of Koreas annual consumption of liquefied natural gas is being imported from Malaysia. Bilateral trade volume reached to a record of about US$16.7 billion in 2011.

Green technology cooperation between the two nations includes investments of Korean private companies investing in Malaysia on renewable energy production using biomass and establishments of eco-friendly business using bio-technology.

It is noteworthy that Malaysias iconic landmarks, the Penang Great Bridge and one side of the Petronas Twin Towers were built by Hyundai Construction Company and Samsung engineering respectively.

South Korea and Malaysia have been working together to establish a mutually beneficial and future-oriented strategic partnership. Moving beyond mere bilateral cooperation, both nations are also making concerted efforts in dealing with global issues in various aspects such as the environment, human rights and counter-terrorism.

Malaysia has been a land of opportunity and has attracted foreign investments with its established infrastructure, wide availability of raw materials and active government support.

Also known as the center of gravity in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has yielded influence as a leading political and economic nation in the region. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and occupies a land area of about 329, 847 square kilometers.

A multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country, it has a population of approximately 30 million with the Malays forming the majority group followed by the Chinese and Indians.

The reception was also to celebrate 86th Malaysia Armed Forces Day.
The National Day of Malaysia, also known as "Hari Merdeka" (Independence Day) commemorates the independence of the Federation of Malaya from the British colonial rule in 1957, and is celebrated on August 31 every year.

Both local and international guests of high profile were invited to the celebration the Malaysia envoy. Among them were scores of top foreign envoys and spouses.

Representing South Korean goverment came its Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Yoon Soon-Gu, who made a congratulatory speech in front of a large gathering.

In his welcoming speech the Malaysian envoy emphasized the growing mutual ties betwen Malaysia and South Korea.

Malaysia's international policy toward the Korean Peninsula is to maintain the equidistance diplomacy on the surface.

But, in actuality, Malaysia has been bolstering its ties with South Korea in political, economic, and cultural areas, according to the diplomatic sources.

They say that Malaysia has been supportive of South Korea's peace policy for the Korean Peninsula, particularly its policy of reforming the North Korea.

The bilateral diplomatic ties were established between South Korea and Malaysia in February 1960.

South Korea set up its permanent embassy in Kuala Lumpur in May 1962. Two years later Malaysia opened its embassy in Seoul in April.

Malaysia established its diplomatic ties with North Korea only in June 1973.

Since the diplomatic establishment between Malaysia and South Korea, the two nations have been developing meaningful and substantial cooperative relations.

Malaysia has emerged as one of the most important trade and investment partners of South Korea among Asian member countries.

Malaysia is South Korea’s fourth largest trading and investment partner among ASEAN countries.

In particular Malaysia and South Korea agreed this spring to form a free trade agreement (FTA).

The agreement was made between then visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-In and Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad when Moon visited the Southeast Asian nation on March 12-14, 2019.

In recent years the economic cooperation between the two countries has evolved into more complex and value-added areas such as financial, tourism and high-tech industry collaboration.

Malaysia is an important partner of natural resources and energy cooperation.

Over 10 percent of Korea’s annual consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is being imported from Malaysia as of 2018.

Malaysia is the fourth largest exporter of its LNG to South Korea only after Qatar (30%), Australia (18%), and Oman (11%).

Currently, South Korea is Malaysia's eighth largest trading partner. Bilateral trade volume reached 17.98 billion US dollars in 2018.

Green technology cooperation between the two nations includes investments of Korean private companies investing in Malaysia on renewable energy production using biomass and establishments of eco-friendly business using bio-technology.

It is noteworthy that Malaysia’s iconic landmarks, the Penang Great Bridge and one side of the Petronas Twin Towers were built by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company and Samsung C&T Corporation respectively.

South Korea and Malaysia have been working together to establish a mutually beneficial and future-oriented strategic partnership. Moving beyond mere bilateral cooperation, both nations are also making concerted efforts in dealing with global issues in various aspects such as the environment, human rights and counter-terrorism.

Malaysia has been a land of opportunity and has attracted foreign investments with its established infrastructure, wide availability of raw materials and active government support.

Also known as the center of gravity in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has yielded influence as a leading political and economic nation in the region. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and occupies a land area of about 329, 847 square kilometers.

A multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country, it has a population of approximately 30 million with the Malays forming the majority group followed by the Chinese and Indians.

 

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