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Singapore becomes IEA association country

Staff Writer | October 25, 2016
Singapore has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an association country, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran and Executive Director of IEA Fatih Birol said.
S Iswaran
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As a regional energy hub in the heart of Southeast Asia, becoming an association country is particularly important for Singapore, said the country's Ministry of Trade and Industry and IEA in a joint statement.

As an IEA association country, Singapore will build on existing collaborations to partner IEA on two new initiatives: to host a new Singapore-IEA regional training hub for programs, and to host an annual Singapore-IEA Forum.

S Iswaran said becoming an association country will allow Singapore to further participate in the global energy dialogue, and keep abreast of new technical developments in the energy sector.

The minister also stressed Singapore fully supports the IEA's vision to expand its outreach to emerging economies, particularly in Asia.