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 Transport Minister said this after receiving a courtesy call from Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Joachin Bergström at the Transport Ministry in Putrajaya on Monday (Aug 15).
In a Facebook post, Dr Wee said they discussed the countries’ long standing and warm working relationship in the fields of transportation and road safety.
“We agreed that cooperation between both countries needed to be strengthened in effort to reduce road accidents, especially those causing death.
“We both look forward to continuing high level cooperation on making sure technical standards continue to reduce tragic accidents on our roads.
“I also spoke about my official meeting with the Swedish Minister of Infrastructure, 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 said.
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 on the transport and logistics landscape in Malaysia as we recover economically in the post-Covid period.
“I also sought the support of Sweden for Malaysia to be re-elected for the sixth consecutive term to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council at the 41st ICAO Triennial Assembly in September 2022,” he said.