History History









Diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) was established on 30 March 1973, after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in Paris on 27 January 1973. At that time, Malaysia also has diplomatic relations with the Republic of Vietnam (or South Vietnam) with the establishment of the Malaysian Embassy in Saigon (the capital of Republic of Vietnam). Previoulsy, the Embassy was closed on 28 April 1975, before the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War on 30 April 1975. Since the Paris Peace Accords, Malaysia and many other countries such as Algeria, Australia, Iran, Japan, France, Singapore etc. have established diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (or North Vietnam) in 1973.


The Democratic Republic of Vietnam then changed its name officially to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on 2 July 1976 after the consolidation of North and South of Vietnam.


Embassy of Malaysia in Hanoi


Embassy of Malaysia in Hanoi began its operations in 1976 at the Thong Nhat Hotel (now Sofitel Metropole Hotel). In 1983, the Embassy moved to Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, and in 1984, moved again to Fortuna Hotel. Since 2004, the Embassy is located at 43-45 Dien Bien Phu Street, Hanoi.




In addition, the Government of Malaysia has also established Consulate Office of Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh City on 25 January 1991, and later was upgraded to Consulate General of Malaysia on 23 January 1992.


The other government agencies which are also operating in Vietnam are:

  • Ministry of Defence in Hanoi
  • Tourism Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh
  • Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh
  • Malaysia Education Promotion Center (MEPC) in Ho Chi Minh