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OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, YB DATO' SRI SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH TO SWEDEN, DENMARK AND NORWAY 29 MAY - 5 JUNE 2022
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, YB Dato' Sri Saifuddin Abdullah, will undertake an official visit to Sweden, Denmark and Norway from 29 May to 5 June 2022. The Foreign Minister will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The visit to the Scandinavian countries will provide opportunities for YB Foreign Minister to meet his counterparts and discuss the way forward in strengthening the long-standing multifaceted cooperation between Malaysia and the respective countries. This visit will also provide an avenue for Malaysia to further discuss and exchange views concerning the post-COVID-19 cooperation, ASEAN cooperation as well as the inter-regional and international issues of mutual interest.
During the first leg of the visit to Sweden from 29 to 31 May 2022, YB Foreign Minister is scheduled to hold meetings with his counterpart, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Her Excellency Ann Linde; the First Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, Ms. Åsa Lindestam; and the Members of the Swedish Committee on Foreign Affairs, respectively. YB Foreign Minister will also participate in a Roundtable Discussion to be held at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), as well as, scheduled to meet the government linked agencies. In a separate session, YB Foreign Minister will be hosting a reception with Keluarga Malaysia at the Embassy of Malaysia in Stockholm.
During the visit to Denmark from 1 to 2 June 2022, YB Foreign Minister will be meeting his counterpart, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, His Excellency Jeppe Kofod; the Secretary General of the Nordic Council, Her Excellency Kristina Háfoss; as well as an engagement session with the Committee Members of Malaysia Denmark Association. YB Foreign Minister is also scheduled to speak at the Asia House, Copenhagen, a renowned establishment that has historically hosted numerous personalities from all over the world. The session will include the participation of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft with invitees among others, the Danish Foreign Policy Society, think tanks, government officials and diplomatic corps.
During the last leg from 3 to 5 June 2022, YB Foreign Minister will be in Norway and is scheduled to meet his counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Her Excellency Anniken Huitfeldt. YB Foreign Minister will also hold meetings with the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Norwegian Parliament and the Delegation to the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership, respectively. YB Foreign Minister is also scheduled to meet the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Mr. Olav Njølstad as well as to host the Keluarga Malaysia reception in Oslo.
29 May 2022