Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen today met Premier Wen Jiabao to discuss economic growth, accomplishment of the Copenhagen Accord and further cooperation between Denmark and China.
Prime Minister of Denmark, Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen and Premier Wen Jiabao today held talks in The Great Hall of the People. Renewed economic growth upon the global financial crisis, foreign and security policy and the accomplishment of the Copenhagen Accord plus the road to COP16 in Mexico were key issues during the discussions.
Denmark and China joined a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement in 2008 and Prime Minister Rasmussen stated that he regarded this agreement as a solid foundation for future cooperation between the two countries.
“I believe in all modesty, that Denmark and our businesses have valuable experiences and core competences to share with China and the world, for example in the climate and energy field”, Prime Minister Rasmussen said.
“China’s national initiatives in recent years towards a path of sustainable economic growth are impressive and targets for renewable energy indeed very ambitious. Yet I am confident China will make it, given the remarkable development in the utilisation of renewable energy resources that has already taken place over the last 5 to 10 years”, the Prime Minister added.
The Prime Minister also said that “the first movers of today are the winners of tomorrow. And so are the fast movers. On clean technology Denmark is a first mover. And China is a fast mover. If we join forces and engage in close cooperation both our nations will benefit. Eventually, we will become the leading cleantech economies of tomorrow”.