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Senegal and Indonesia Discuss Energy Cooperation

Monday, March 20, 2017

Senegal and Indonesia are exploring potential cooperation in the energy sector, both traditional and alternative energies. The African country’s Energy and Renewables Minister, Thierno Alassane Sall met with Indonesia’s ambassador to Senegal Mansyur Pangeran to explore cooperation and promotion of the potential of each country in the areas of procurement and processing of energy resources, a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Dakar said.

Senegal is looking to take advantage of Indonesia’s offshore petroleum exploration technology and its LNG processing experience.

Minister Sall expressed hope that Indonesia would cooperate with Senegal in the oil and gas sector, including building offshore oil platforms. This form of cooperation is expected to be carried out through Indonesia and Senegal’s state-run firms, Pertamina and Petrosen, respectively.

The two also discussed the possibility of cooperation in the renewable energy sector.