Singapore, Cambodia agree to deepen clean energy cooperation

SINGAPORE and Cambodia have agreed to cooperate to advance solutions relating to clean energy due to the countries' shared interest, the two governments said in a joint statement on Friday (Sep 16).

This came out of a virtual meeting between Cambodian Minister for Mines and Energy Suy Sem and Manpower Minister and Second Minister for Trade and Industry Tan See Leng on the sidelines of the 40th Asean Ministers on Energy Meeting.

In the statement, Suy Sem expressed that his country welcomes investment in the field of renewable energy and technologies from Singapore to advance energy transition and power trade in the region.

"Cambodia and Singapore agreed to explore the possibility study on renewable energy or green energy to promote the bilateral trade through power interconnection and pipeline system," he added.

Tan said the two countries are committed to doing their part to transition to cleaner sources of energy and reaching net-zero by or around mid-century.

"Given our shared interests, we are keen to partner Cambodia to advance bilateral and regional energy cooperation," he added. 

"Such cooperation is beneficial and is a step towards realising the broader Asean power grid vision to enhance interconnectivity, energy security and sustainability in the region."

The agreement builds on a bilateral memorandum of understanding on energy cooperation which was signed in 2013 during the Singapore International Energy Week, the statement also noted.

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