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Vice-premier meets with IEA executive director in Beijing

Updated: Dec 8,2017 9:46 PM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli (R) meets with International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China hopes to work with the International Energy Agency (IEA) on energy cooperation, said Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli on Dec 8.

Zhang made the remarks when meeting with IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol in Beijing.

“As the largest energy producer and consumer in the world, China attaches great importance to the development of energy transformation,” Zhang said.

Zhang briefed Birol on the outcomes of 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

“China will pursue the vision of innovative, coordinated, green and open development for all, spur the development of clean energy industries, promote a revolution in energy production and consumption and build an energy system that is clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient,” he said. “China hopes to work with the IEA to push forward international energy cooperation as well as the development of green energy in China.”

Birol said China had played an important role in encouraging the green and low-carbon transition of global energy.

The IEA hopes to strengthen all-around cooperation with China, so as to jointly promote global energy development and transformation, he said.