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Singapore joins IEA as association country
SINGAPORE will be joining the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an association country, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran on Monday.
"Becoming an association country is a natural extension of Singapore's already close collaboration with the IEA," he said at the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW). "It will allow us to further participate in the global energy dialogue, and keep abreast of new technical developments in the energy sector."
IEA launched the association initiative to engage countries outside the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Singapore will partner IEA on two new initiatives for a start, said Mr Iswaran.
A Singapore-IEA regional training hub will be established to build capabilities in the region. Singapore will also host an annual Singapore-IEA Forum at SIEW to provide a regular platform to drive future-oriented energy discussions.
Other IEA association countries include China, Thailand and Indonesia.