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China, U.S. vow enhanced cooperation in clean energy


09:57, April 14, 2013

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi addresses U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Meeting in Beijing, capital of China, April 13, 2013. Yang and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attended the meeting on Saturday. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday vowed to deepen China-U.S. cooperation in clean energy.

Yang and Kerry attended a China-U.S. energy cooperation seminar in Beijing Saturday evening.

As the world's top energy producers and consumers, China and the U.S. share broad common interests in the fields of clean energy, energy conservation and environmental protection, Yang addressed the meeting.

During Kerry's visit, China and the U.S. reached broad consensus on deepening bilateral cooperation in these areas, he said, urging both sides to make contributions to world energy safety and coping with climate changes.

Kerry suggested that the two sides should enhance dialogue and deepen cooperation in clean energy, so as to promote energy conservation globally and create more opportunities for business and employment.

After the seminar, Yang had a meeting with Kerry at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.

Yang urged the two sides to strengthen dialogue, increase mutual trust, expand cooperation and manage their disparities, so as to ensure the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties.

Yang said, during Kerry's visit, the two sides reaffirmed the consensus of building cooperative partnership and exploring the new type of inter-power relationship.

He called on the two sides to turn the consensus of top leaders as well as the results of this visit into concrete actions, so as to benefit the two peoples.

Kerry said the U.S. attaches great importance to China's propositions on promoting bilateral cooperative partnership and exploring the new model of relationship.

The U.S. is willing to work with China to enhance high-level exchanges,strengthen dialogue and mutual trust, expand cooperation in economic and trade, environmental protection and combating climate change, and beef up coordination in international and regional affairs, he said.

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