Thu 18-04-2019 00:18 AM
ABU DHABI, 17th April, 2019 (WAM) -- Top Chinese energy officials have underlined the importance of the 24th World Energy Congress (24th WEC) 2019, to be hosted in Abu Dhabi on September 9-12.
"The event is a valuable opportunity to accelerate cooperation between the Chinese energy firms and their international counterparts," said Yang Kun, the Executive President of China Electricity Council, adding that the Congress will be a significant platform to enhance awareness about the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Chinese official made the statements during his meeting with a visiting UAE delegation, led by Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry,and Chairman of the Congress's Organising Committee.
"The UAE has robust strategic relations with China, a country that serves as the meeting point between the East and West,' said Al Neyadi, adding that the UAE has been among the first countries that positively responded to the B&R initiative in addition to being a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
The UAE delegation met with a number of top Chinese energy officials who underscored their interest in partaking of the event.
The WEC is the world's most influential Energy event covering all aspects of the energy agenda.