China prompts int’l energy cooperation eyeing Belt and Road initiatives
BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) – China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) recently held a meeting to implement the Belt and Road initiatives and advance international energy cooperation, said a release by the NEA on Thursday.
The energy sector would focus on international cooperation to link up energy infrastructure, safeguarding safety of oil and gas pipelines, prompting building of transnational power transmission corridors and upgrading of regional power grids, said Nur Bekri, director of the NEA and deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
The implementation of the Belt and Road initiatives has far-reaching implications on advancing international energy cooperation between China and relevant countries, Bekri said.
He suggested continuous guidance from relevant departments and greater financial and insurance support to energy cooperation from relevant institutions.
The main role of enterprises would be reinforced and the strength of different areas would be tapped, according to the release.
The meeting had participants from the NDRC, the NEA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, local governments, relevant enterprises, industry associations and research institutions. Enditem
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