PUTRAJAYA (May 29): Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah will pay an official visit to Sweden, Denmark and Norway from May 29 to June 5.
The visit to the Scandinavian countries will provide opportunities for the Foreign Minister to meet his counterparts and discuss the way forward to strengthen the multifaceted cooperation between Malaysia and the respective countries.
This visit will also give Malaysia an opportunity to further discuss and exchange views on post-Covid-19 co-operation, ASEAN co-operation and interregional and international issues of mutual interest, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry on Sunday.
During his visit to Sweden on 29-31 May, the Foreign Minister will hold meetings with his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde; First Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag Åsa Lindestam; and the members of the Swedish Foreign Affairs Committee.
He will also participate in a roundtable discussion that will be held at Stockholm’s International Peace Research Institute and he is scheduled to meet with government-related authorities, the statement said.
In Denmark on 1 and 2 June, Saifuddin will meet with Denmark’s Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, the Nordic Council’s Secretary General Kristina Háfoss and participate in an engagement session with the committee members of the Malaysia Denmark Association.
Saifuddin is also scheduled to speak at the Asia House in Copenhagen, a well-known facility that has historically hosted many personalities from around the world.
During his visit to Norway on 3-5 June, the Foreign Minister will meet with the Norwegian counterpart Anniken Huitfeldt and hold meetings with the Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense, the delegation to the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership. , and meet the head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Olav Njølstad.
While in Stockholm and Oslo, Saifuddin will also host the Keluarga Malaysia reception.