The Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MÜSİAD) continues to strengthen its international presence. With operations currently ongoing in 165 locations both domestically and abroad, MÜSİAD has opened a branch in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The opening ceremony of MÜSİAD Malaysia Branch, attended by Türkiye's Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur Emir Salim Yüksel, brought together Turkish and Malaysian businessmen. The Gala Dinner Program held within the framework of the MÜSİAD Malaysia Branch Opening Program featured speeches by Malaysian Prime Minister Enver İbrahim, who shared insights on Turkish-Malaysian trade relations and cultural ties. MÜSİAD President Mahmut Asmalı also sent a video message to the Gala Dinner, highlighting the friendship and brotherhood between the two countries and stating that MÜSİAD Malaysia Branch will serve as a trade hub with regional countries.
Addressing the program, Prime Minister İbrahim emphasized the strong ties between Türkiye and Malaysia and the importance of joint efforts by businesspeople from both countries. In his statement, Prime Minister İbrahim said, "The Republic of Türkiye continues to be one of Malaysia's significant trade partners in West Asia. Türkiye is Malaysia's third-largest trading partner among West Asian countries, the largest export destination, and the sixth-largest import source. The Malaysian government will continue to strengthen the intercompany network between Malaysia and the Republic of Türkiye and host companies in the country to explore various trade opportunities."
Ambassador Emir Salim Yüksel, who guided the MÜSİAD delegation during the Malaysia program, emphasized the important role of MÜSİAD Malaysia Branch in developing bilateral trade relations and exploring new areas of cooperation between the two countries.
Leading the MÜSİAD delegation in Malaysia, Vice President Davut Altunbaş drew attention to the significance of international collaborations in regional trade and invited Malaysian investors to Türkiye.
Sabri Yardımcı, President of MÜSİAD Malaysia Branch, emphasized that MÜSİAD Malaysia Branch will serve as a bridge between businesspeople from the two countries.
Within the scope of the MÜSİAD Malaysia Branch Opening Program, the MÜSİAD delegation in Kuala Lumpur held consultations with representatives of the Malaysian business community to strengthen regional and international cooperation. In this context, the delegation, led by Vice President Davut Altunbaş, met with Reezal Merican, President of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), and Sulaiman Mahbob, President of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). The discussions focused on strengthening bilateral trade relations and exploring potential areas of cooperation for close collaboration between Turkish and Malaysian businesspeople.
Furthermore, during the program, opportunities for business and investment in Türkiye and Malaysia were discussed, and a cooperation protocol was signed between MÜSİAD and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).
As part of the program, a B2B Business Development Meeting was organized, attracting significant interest from local businesspeople.
Assessing the visits conducted within the Malaysia program, MÜSİAD Vice President Davut Altunbaş stated that MÜSİAD will expand its cooperation with MATRADE, MIDA, and FMM in the upcoming period.
In addition to the MÜSİAD Malaysia program, Selim Sar, Chairman of MÜSİAD Overseas Organization Committee, Osman Nuri Önügören, Chairman of MÜSİAD Diplomatic Relations Committee, Ahmet Cihaner, Chairman of MÜSİAD Export Development Committee, Mustafa Yücel, Vice Chairman of MÜSİAD Overseas Organization Committee, and Şerif Yıldız, President of MÜSİAD Switzerland, conducted meetings, while MÜSİAD members from all over Türkiye participated in business development meetings in the region.