Saudi Arabia signed two separate memoranda of understanding in the energy field with Egypt and the Sultanate of Oman on Monday, on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference and the second edition of the Green Middle East Initiative summit, which were held in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Saudi Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman and the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Muhammad Shaker, signed an MoU for bilateral cooperation, which aims to enhance cooperation in the production and export of electricity from renewable energy, transport of clean hydrogen transport, and electrical interconnection.
The agreement also encourages digital transformation, innovation, cyber-security, and artificial intelligence, as well as the efforts to develop qualitative partnerships in localization, services and supply chains.
Moreover, the MoU supports joint research with universities, research centers and others, in addition to the holding of conferences, seminars and work sessions, as well as building human capacities through training and exchanging information and experiences, with the aim to deepen and expand cooperation between the two countries.
The Saudi minister of Energy and his Omani counterpart, Minister of Energy and Minerals Salem bin Nasser Al-Awfi, signed an MoU for energy cooperation, which includes strengthening cooperation in renewable energy, electricity, energy efficiency and hydrogen, applying the circular carbon economy approach to reduce the effects of climate change, and developing standards to support the use of sustainable materials.
The memorandum also encourages digital transformation, innovation, cooperation between specialized companies, and the development of qualitative partnerships for the localization of materials, products, services, supply chains and technologies, in all fields of energy.
The memorandum includes exchanging training courses and experts’ visits, and conducting scientific research on energy, which would contribute to strengthening cooperation between the two countries.