History History

BRIEF HISTORY

 

Malaysia established its Embassy in Doha on 1 August 2004, while Qatar reciprocated in September 2004.

  

 

LOCATION

 

The Embassy was operating from the Sheraton Hotel when it was opened in 2004.  It then relocated to the Al-Jawhara Building in Umm Guwailina before moving to the Chancery building in Legtafiya, Onaiza.  Since 1 January 2022, the Embassy is located in a new Chancery at Dawhat Zekreet Street No. 821, Onaiza Zone 66.

 

 

OVERVIEW OF MALAYSIA – QATAR BILATERAL RELATIONS

 

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and the State of Qatar in 1974, bilateral relations between the two countries continue to remain warm and friendly.  Both countries have cooperated successfully in a wide range of areas of common interest at the international fora under the auspices of the United Nations (UN), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM

 

Trade is an important pillar of Malaysia-Qatar bilateral relations.  In 2017, Qatar was ranked as the 40th largest trading partner among 235 countries that Malaysia traded with.  Total bilateral trade in 2016 decreased by 32% to USD566 million (RM2.37 billion) from USD842 million (RM3.18 billion) in 2015.