Malaysian Foreign Minister on official visit to Sweden, Denmark and Norway

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah is currently on an official visit to Sweden, Denmark and Norway, which started from May 29 to June 5, 2022.

The visit to the Scandinavian countries will be an opportunity for the Foreign Minister to meet his counterparts and discuss the way forward to strengthen the long-standing multifaceted cooperation between Malaysia and the respective countries.

The visit will also provide Malaysia with an avenue to discuss and exchange views regarding post-Covid-19 cooperation, Asean cooperation as well as cross-regional and international issues of mutual interest, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry on Sunday.

During his visit to Sweden from May 29 to 31, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is due to meet his Swedish counterpart, Ann Linde, the first vice-president of the Swedish Parliament, Åsa Lindestam; and members of the Swedish Foreign Affairs Committee.

He will also participate in a roundtable to be held at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and will also meet with government-related agencies, the statement said.

In Denmark on June 1-2, Saifuddin will meet with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, Nordic Council Secretary General Kristina Háfoss, as well as an engagement session with Malaysian-Malaysia Association board members. Denmark.

Saifuddin is also due to speak at Asia House, Copenhagen, a renowned establishment that has historically hosted many personalities from around the world.

During his visit to Norway from June 3 to 5, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet with his Norwegian counterpart, Anniken Huitfeldt, as well as meetings with the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense of the Norwegian Parliament, the Delegation for Parliamentary Partnership Asia-Europe, and meet the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Olav Njølstad.

While in Stockholm and Oslo, Saifuddin will also host Keluarga Malaysia’s reception. — BERNAMA