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Yang Jiechi and Secretary of State John Kerry of the US Jointly Attend Signing Ceremony of China-US EcoPartnership Program

On June 6, 2016, when attending the 8th round of China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, special representative of President Xi Jinping, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and special representative of President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry of the US jointly attended the signing ceremony of China-US EcoPartnership Program at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, witnessing the signing of six ecopartnership projects between China and the US.

Yang Jiechi stated in his speech that with personal promotion of President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama, cooperation between China and the US on climate change has yielded fruitful results. As an important content of China-US cooperation on climate change, ecopartnerships have achieved fruitful results and benefited several sides since the implementation 7 years ago. Both countries have formed 42 pairs of cooperative partners. The Chinese government unswervingly advances ecological civilization construction, promotes green, cyclic as well as low-carbon development, and actively deals with climate change. China and the US enjoy huge cooperation potential and broad cooperation space in the area of green development. Such cooperation has significant benefit on the contemporary era and future generations. China is willing to cooperate with the US to earnestly implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state, innovate cooperation model, and expand cooperation areas, so as to bring more and better benefit to people of the two countries and the world.

John Kerry expressed that the US and China have carried out active cooperation in climate change and achieved results in many aspects. He thanked both ecopartners for actively exploring new ways of cooperation. Enterprises and various sectors of the two countries should strengthen cooperation, which will be conducive to jointly tackling challenges posed by climate change, promoting more extensive application of clean energy in the world and pushing for greater progress in such areas as economy, environment and public health in both countries.

Both sides also visited photo and product exhibition of China-US EcoPartnership program.

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