PETALING JAYA: Malaysia and Sweden will strengthen their cooperation in relation to transport and road safety with the aim of reducing road accidents, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The Minister of Transport said this after receiving a courtesy call from the Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Joachin Bergström at the Ministry of Transport in Putrajaya on Monday (August 15).
In a Facebook post, Dr Wee said they discussed the countries’ long-standing and warm working relations in transport and road safety.
“We agreed that cooperation between both countries needed to be strengthened to reduce road accidents, especially those that cause deaths.
“We both look forward to continuing high-level cooperation to ensure that technical standards continue to reduce tragic accidents on our roads.
“I also spoke about my official meeting with Sweden’s infrastructure minister Tomas Eneroth during the UN high-level meeting on road safety in New York last month. The ministry has incorporated Swedish studies on safer vehicle and road infrastructure design, he says.
Dr Wee and Bergström also exchanged views on electric vehicles and infrastructure development in the country for a more sustainable future.
“I also gave Bergström an overview of MOT’s priorities for the transport and logistics landscape in Malaysia as we recover economically in the post-covid period.
“I also sought support from Sweden for Malaysia to be re-elected for the sixth consecutive term to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council at ICAO’s 41st Triennial Assembly in September 2022,” he said.