China asks for Sino/Danish cooperation in green technology

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Yu Zhengsheng (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, meets with Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

Visiting top Chinese political adviser Yu Zhengsheng met in Copenhagen on Thursday with Danish leaders and urged the two sides to strengthen cooperation in green technology and other areas.

China, faced with the important task of realizing green growth, and Denmark, boasting advanced technologies, ideologies and experience in this area, enjoy huge cooperation potential, Yu said when meeting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

On China-Denmark relations, Yu said Denmark is one of the first Western countries to have established diplomatic ties with China and the two countries have long maintained friendly cooperation.

For her part, Thorning-Schmidt said Denmark-China cooperation is extensive and fruitful and the Danish parliament and public have a broad consensus on deepening the bilateral cooperation.

Denmark, she added, firmly seeks to develop the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries and hopes to maintain frequent high-level exchanges and expand practical cooperation in such fields as clean technology and renewable energy.

In his meeting with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Yu spoke highly of the Danish royal family’s long-standing support for the China-Denmark friendship, saying China is ready to work with Denmark to further consolidate their comprehensive strategic partnership.

Crown Prince Frederik said Denmark has accumulated some successful experiences in green technology, and is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with China in this area.

While meeting with Danish Parliament Speaker Mogens Lykketoft, Yu said bilateral economic and trade cooperation has achieved great progress and contributed to both countries’ economic and social development.

The CPPCC is ready to boost exchanges with the Danish parliament and public so as to broaden consensus and help advance the relations between the two countries.

Lykketoft, for his part, said Denmark is willing to beef up cooperation with China in various fields and the Danish parliament stands ready to increase communication with the Chinese, side so as to cement mutual understanding and the bilateral cooperation.

He added that boosting the bilateral collaboration in green technology and sustainable development not only serves the interests of both countries but conduces to the world’s sustainable development.

Denmark is the last leg of Yu’s current trip, which has taken him to Finland and Sweden.

Source: news.xinhuanet.com

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