Air services

Wee: Malaysia proposes new pact on air services with Uruguay

KUALA LUMPUR: The signing of a new air services agreement between Malaysia and Uruguay was among the issues proposed by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wee Ka Siong to Uruguayan Minister of Transport and Public Works José Luis Falero.

Dr Wee said he raised the issue when he paid a courtesy visit to Falero on the final day of the 24th assembly of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC) on Friday.

“This is intended to help the recovery of the aviation industry, especially with the reopening of the country’s borders on April 1.

“Falero has agreed that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) immediately enter into talks with its Uruguayan counterpart,” Bernama quoted in a post on his Facebook page yesterday.

He said that Uruguay had also agreed to continue discussions with Malaysia on cooperation in the use of palm oil as a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) under the compensation and reduction program. carbon emissions for international aviation (Corsia).

This issue will benefit all parties in efforts to create a green and sustainable aviation industry.

Mr. Wee said that during the meeting, Uruguay also expressed its desire to learn more about the efficient and effective development and management of Malaysia’s ports.

This followed the success of Port Klang and Tanjung Pelepas Port to become the 12th and 15th busiest container ports in the world.

“I also thanked Falero for the support of Uruguay in helping Malaysia win re-election to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) last December.

“Malaysia’s National Railway Center of Excellence (NRCOE) will offer its expertise and cooperation to train Uruguayan citizens to build their railway infrastructure for electric trains,” he added.

Dr. Wee also congratulated Falero for his success in organizing the 24th Lacac Assembly and the appointment of Uruguayan Director of Civil Aviation and Aeronautical Infrastructure, Brig Jen Gaetano Battagliese, as the next chairman of the commission.

“Under their capable leadership, Malaysia and Uruguay have great potential for cooperation,” he said.