A four-eye meeting between the Cambodian National Assembly President Heng Samrin in Phnom Penh and Dewan Rakyat (Lower House of Malaysia) Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul welcomed the cooperation between Cambodia and other ASEAN member countries to explore an initiative to develop a renewable energy ecosystem in the region. Johari was on an official visit to Cambodia from July 20 to 24. He was invited by the Cambodian government, in his capacity as an observer in Cambodia’s general elections.
The statement said, “The Malaysian Parliament announced the initiative, which includes the exchange of expertise, capacity building and technical assistance; taking into account the fast-paced development of ASEAN countries and increasing demand for energy and energy sources.”
“Johari’s proposal for a strategic cooperation among ASEAN members to focus on the renewable energy sector and food security towards peace and prosperity in the region was well received by Heng Samrin,” said the statement.
The statement said, “Johari and Heng Samrin also explored ways to enhance scientific cooperation among ASEAN members, to deal with the challenges of food security faced by the communities within the region.”
Johari also met Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, where they discussed Asean’s synergistic cooperation on renewable energy and food security in the region.