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Wen calls for orderly, efficient energy cooperation with UAE


08:26, March 30, 2012

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R, front) meets with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L, front), crown prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in Beijing, capital of China, March 29, 2012. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday that China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should work closely to promote orderly, efficient and sustainable development of bilateral energy cooperation.

He made the remarks when meeting with visiting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Beijing.

The bilateral exchanges and cooperation were entering into a new development phase, Wen said, noting the two peoples enjoyed profound friendship.

Wen said the UAE possessed strategic vision in dealing with ties with China, as it is the first country in the Gulf region to establish a strategic partnership with China, which was forged this January during the premeir's visit to the UAE.

Wen also called on the two countries to improve investment cooperation in infrastructure, high-end manufacturing and the green industry, and deepen educational and cultural exchanges.

The two countries should work together to promote the negotiation of a free trade zone between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), he said.

Sheikh Mohammed said the strategic partnership conformed with the two sides' fundamental interests, and the UAE was ready to cement practical cooperation with China in all fields.

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