On the afternoon of 28 October 2013, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met at Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai with a delegation headed by US Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz. Both sides exchanged in-depth views on bilateral energy cooperation.
Zhang Gaoli expressed that at present, China-US relations have maintained a momentum of positive and stable development in general. Both sides should, in accordance with the important consensus reached between President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama, unceasingly strengthen communication, coordination and cooperation in all fields to push for sustained, healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.
Zhang Gaoli said that China and the United States have carried out sound cooperation in the energy field. This time, China's National Energy Administration and the US Department of Energy signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Energy Policy Dialogue. Hope both sides will take this opportunity to carry out more practical cooperation in various energy fields so as to unceasingly uplift the level of bilateral energy cooperation.
Moniz expressed that China and the United States are major energy producers and consumers in the world. Hope both sides will further deepen exchanges and cooperation in the fields of non-conventional oil and gas, new energy and nuclear power.
Both sides as well exchanged views on China's air pollution control, China-US cooperation on climate change and other issues.