WASHINGTON — Singapore and the United States announced a new dialogue on cybersecurity on Tuesday, March 29, as well as an agreement to deepen their cooperation on infrastructure development.

The US-Singapore Cyber ​​Dialogue will bring together senior officials from cyber-operational, technical and policy units of various agencies to discuss and advance the existing cooperation between the two countries.

It will be held annually, or as determined by the two countries, and the co-chairs and level of representation will be announced later, Singapore’s Cyber ​​Security Agency said in a statement.

“Singapore and the United States share deep mutual interests in enhancing cooperation on cybersecurity, especially as cybersecurity has become a key enabler for both…developing their economies and improving the lives of their people. population,” the statement added.

The officials will share information on cybersecurity operations and discuss critical information infrastructure protection and regional and international cybersecurity policy.

They will also discuss international standards and conformity assessment, anti-ransomware and supply chain security management.

The dialogue is part of three memorandums of understanding to boost cybersecurity cooperation, signed during US Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Singapore last August.

On Tuesday, Singapore and the United States also renewed and expanded the memorandum of understanding to deepen cooperation in infrastructure development, first signed in March 2019.

The new agreement was signed by Mr. Gabriel Lim, Singapore’s Permanent Secretary for Trade and Industry, and Mr. Scott Nathan, Managing Director of the US International Development Finance Corporation.

It will explore new approaches to boosting private sector participation in infrastructure development, such as a clean energy roundtable involving companies from the United States, Singapore and the region.

The two countries will share information, facilitate agreements, work together on capacity building initiatives and support potential infrastructure projects in the region in broad areas of mutual interest, the Ministry of Trade and Development said. Industry and Infrastructure Asia. These include renewable energies; hydrogen; and technologies known as carbon capture, use and storage, which reduce carbon emissions.

The agencies added: “Singapore and US companies can expect more infrastructure development and financing opportunities to unlock Asia’s potential.”