The Cambodian Minister for Mines and Energy Suy Sem and Singapore Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry Dr Tan See Leng met virtually at the sidelines of the Virtual 40th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and agreed to deepen energy cooperation that would serve the mutual interests of both countries. This builds on the successful bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Cooperation signed at the Singapore International Energy Week in 2013.
Minister Suy Sem: “Cambodia side welcomes investment on the field of renewable energy and technologies from Singapore to advancing 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.”
Minister Tan See Leng: “Singapore and Cambodia are committed to doing our 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. Such cooperation is beneficial and is a step towards realizing the broader ASEAN Power Grid vision to enhance interconnectivity, energy security and sustainability in the region.”
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