JEDDAH (RAHNUMA):The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture signed a deal on Monday to cooperate with the US Department of Energy in the field of desalination science and technology.
The departments signed a Memorandum of Understanding for longterm cooperation in the development of desalination industry and the exchange of knowledge and expertise in the field.
The five-year agreement was signed virtually by Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Abdulkareem, Governor of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, and Daniel R. Simmons, Assistant Secretary of Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy.
Al-Abdulkareem said the deal would combine their “innovative ideas and practical experience with a common goal – advancing desalination technology and science towards a better and greener world.”
Saudi Arabia and the United States have a long history of collaboration in the energy and water sectors.