Role & Function Role & Function

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs bears the mandate and responsibility to conduct Malaysia's foreign relations with other countries. This includes matters related to political relations, economic affairs, security matters, and social and cultural promotion. The Ministry is geared towards fulfilling its role and functions:

  • upholding, protecting and promoting Malaysia‚Äôs sovereignty, territorial integrity and national interests;
  • monitoring and analysing regional and global developments;
  • developing and advising the Government on foreign policy options;
  • coordinating a coherent position on international issues with other Ministries and Agencies;
  • articulating the Government's foreign policy positions;
  • facilitating other Ministries and Agencies in their international engagement; and
  • providing consular services and assistance within the limits permitted by international law.