India and Saudi Arabia Sign Energy Cooperation to Advance Climate Goals


India and Saudi Arabia have solidified their commitment to energy cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Representing India was Shri R. K. Singh, Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy and Power, while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was represented by His Royal Highness Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, Minister of Energy.

The MoU encompasses a wide range of collaborative efforts, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, hydrogen, electricity and grid interconnection, petroleum, natural gas, strategic petroleum reserves, and energy security. It also encourages bilateral investments in renewable energy, electricity, hydrogen, storage, and oil & gas.

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Furthermore, the agreement extends to the circular economy and technologies aimed at mitigating climate change impacts, such as carbon capture, utilization, and storage. The two nations will also promote digital transformation, innovation, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence in the energy sector. They will work towards fostering qualitative partnerships to localize materials, products, and services across all energy sectors, supply chains, and technologies.

The MoU serves as a catalyst for bolstering India and Saudi Arabia’s energy collaboration, aligning with India’s energy transition goals and the global initiative to combat climate change. It paves the way for a more robust partnership in the vital field of energy.

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