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Brief History
Malaysia established its Embassy in Abu Dhabi in 1983 with the aim of strengthening its political, economic and socio-cultural links with United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Economic relations began to expand steadily since then, especially in trade. Malaysian exports not only entered UAE but were re-exported to the Gulf and Central Asia.
With the appointment of a resident Ambassador in 2000, Malaysia signalled its intention to further improve its bilateral relations.
The establishment of the Embassy in Abu Dhabi (and Consulate General in Dubai) has helped to increase contacts between both capitals. Official visits and business delegations began to increase over the years.
In the international arena, both countries share many similar ideals on issues of mutual interest and concerns as well as having cooperated closely in many international organizations such as the United Nations (UN), the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).