Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean attends 32nd SEA Games in Phnom Penh and discusses emerging areas of cooperation, including renewable energy and carbon credits, with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean has completed his visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. During his trip on May 6th and 7th, 2023, SM Teo attended the 32nd Southeast Asian Games as an Honorary Life President of the SEA Games Federation Council.
On May 8th, SM Teo met with Prime Minister Hun Sen, where they discussed the close relationship between Singapore and Cambodia, cooperation in emerging fields such as renewable energy and carbon credits, as well as regional and international developments.
SM Teo also met with various officials, including the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Army General Hun Manet, as well as the Minister Delegate attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General for the Council for the Development of Cambodia Sok Chenda Sophea and Managing Director of Électricité du Cambodge Keo Rottanak. They discussed topics such as security and defense cooperation, economic linkages between Singapore and Cambodia, and cross-border electricity trading.
On May 9th, SM Teo met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Tea Banh. They discussed the continued cooperation on security and combating transnational crimes, as well as the deepening of defense cooperation bilaterally and at ASEAN.
Lastly, SM Teo and the Cambodian leaders welcomed the expanding cooperation between Singapore and Cambodia in the energy sector, including Keppel Energy Pte. Ltd.’s partnership with Cambodia’s Royal Group Power Company Ltd. to develop and operate renewable energy projects in Cambodia and export up to one gigawatt of low-carbon electricity to Singapore via subsea high-voltage transmission cables. This aligns with Singapore’s plan to import up to 4 GW of low-carbon electricity by 2035, and Keppel Energy had already received the Energy Market Authority’s first conditional approval for electricity imports.
Sourced from Singapore MFA