M'sia, Thailand to support each other's candidacy for IMO Council post, says Dr Wee

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia and Thailand have reached an understanding to reciprocate each other's candidature in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2022-2023 term, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister said that the understanding was reached after he met Thai Ambassador to the UK Pisanu Suvanajata at a dinner reception at the Royal Thai Embassy in London Wednesday (Dec 8).

"Being staunch partners in Asean, Malaysia and Thailand have reached an understanding on the candidature.

"I also offered my congratulations to Philippine ambassador to the UK Antonio Menuel Lagdameo on his election as president of the 32nd session of the IMO assembly," Dr Wee said in a Facebook post Wednesday (Dec 8).

The MCA president also said he had attended a dinner reception hosted by Thai ambassador to the UK Pisanu Suvanajata in conjunction with Thailand's National Day and the kingdom's candidature to the IMO Council.

Dr Wee attended the reception with Malaysian ambassador to the UK, Zakri Jaafar.

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