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Chinese premier pushes for closer cooperation on sustainable development with Sweden


13:29, April 26, 2012

STOCKHOLM, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was pushing hard for closer Sino-Swedish cooperation on sustainable development as he mentioned this several times during his two-day official visit to Sweden that ended Wednesday.

Sweden excels in modern manufacturing and high technologies, while China has taken sustainable development as a national strategy in its effort to accelerate economic structural adjustment and build an information-driven country, Wen told ministers attending an international forum on sustainable development on Wednesday before wrapping up his visit.

"We are ready to enhance exchanges and deepen cooperation with Sweden in these areas," he said.

The forum was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

"Economic greenization is an engine instead of a burden for growth," he said.

The Chinese premier praised Sweden and the other Nordic countries for "

pioneering efforts on environment protection and sustainable development," saying they have made remarkable achievements in promoting a harmonious relationship between man and nature.

During his visit to Sweden, the first visit by a Chinese premier in nearly 30 years, bilateral cooperation on sustainable development was talked about on several occasions, including meetings with King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

The two sides scored a breakthrough in this regard by setting a framework of enhancing strategic cooperation in this regard.

According to the framework, China and Sweden will establish a working group on environmental protection and energy conservation under the China-Sweden Economic and Trade Joint Commission, and try to cultivate new growth sectors by jointly building ecological areas within China's national development zones.

Wen said China-Sweden sustainable development cooperation can be viewed as a highlight of green cooperation between developing and developed nations.

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