A Swedish Business Delegation comprising of high-level representatives from 15 companies (most based in Singapore) visited Kuala Lumpur 23-25 January. The event was jointly organised by the Embassies of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The Business Delegation was lead by the Ambassador of Sweden to Kuala Lumpur Per-Arne Hjelmborn and the Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore Ingemar Dolfe.
The programme for the Business Delegation included meetings at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PERMANDU) at the PM’s office, MDEC, MIDA and Khazanah. The well known news anchorman Kamarul Bahrin Haron from the TV-channel Astro Awani also met with the delegation and shared his views of the political and economic situation in Malaysia. The Business Delegation started off their visit with a dinner reception at the Ambassador’s residence.
The visit provided first hand insight into the economic reform programme in Malaysia and gave the companies important information for future investments.