Chinese Vice-Premier Notes Importance of Cooperation With Russia for Int’l Energy Security

BEIJING, Nov 29: The cooperation between China and Russia is extremely important for ensuring the global energy security amid the rise in trade protectionism, China’s Vice-Premier Han Zheng said on Thursday.

“I would like to emphasize that the strengthening of the Russian-Chinese energy cooperation is very important for jointly ensuring energy security and forming the open global economy, amid the rise in unilateralism and trade protectionism,” Han said at the Russian-Chinese energy business forum.

The official noted the existing challenges in the energy area and difficulties in achieving accessibility of sustainable energy.

“Being influential global powers, Russia and China share a mission of jointly ensuring global security and supporting the sustainable development of energy resources through cooperation,” Han pointed out.

The official called energy cooperation an important part of Russian-Chinese comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation.