Singapore and Brunei discuss environmental co-operation

SINGAPORE - The ninth meeting between Brunei and Singapore to discuss environmental cooperation took place here on Wednesday.

Brunei Darussalam and Singapore renewed their Memorandum of Understanding on the environment, and exchanged views on a wide range of environmental issues.

The visiting delegation was led by the Honourable Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Brunei Minister of Development, while Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, led the Singapore delegation.

The two countries reaffirmed their commitment to deepen cooperation and foster continual progress in the environmental and water arena.

The Ministers also reviewed the progress of activities in the existing areas of cooperation and exchanged views on solid waste management, air quality management, water resources management, and environmental youth exchange programmes.

The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of the Environment.

The Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Partnership in Environmental Affairs was instituted in 2005. It provides a formal framework for the two countries to further strengthen environmental collaboration in the fields of environmental protection and management, and sustainable development.

Brunei Darussalam will host the 10th Brunei-Singapore Annual Exchange of Visits in 2016.