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Chinese, Tajik FMs pledge to strengthen bilateral cooperation

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Chinese, Tajik FMs pledge to strengthen bilateral cooperation

2024-05-20 14:38 Last Updated At:18:57

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin held a press conference in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on Sunday, pledging to expand bilateral cooperation in various areas.

Wang, also member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, arrived in Tajikistan on Saturday for a two-day official visit at the invitation of Muhriddin.

During the conference, Wang highlighted agriculture, transportation, communication, and aviation as pivotal sectors poised for cooperation and development, while also underscoring the importance of enhancing security cooperation.

"We must unswervingly safeguard regional security and stability. This is the common responsibility of both countries and is in the common interests of both countries. We will further deepen anti-terrorism cooperation," said Wang.

On the same occasion, both officials emphasized construction and infrastructure as key sectors for collaboration, and Muhriddin outlined specific projects they are planning to undertake together.

"We noted the huge potential for interaction in developing transport cooperation with China, particularly in the implementation of projects for the reconstruction of the Kulma-Karasu checkpoint and the construction of the second phase of the Dushanbe-Kulma highway," Muhriddin said.

Prior to the event, the two ministers held a talk to discuss strategies to strengthen bilateral ties.

Wang noted the two countries would expand cultural exchanges with the establishment of new centers. Wang added that China, already hosting over 5,000 Tajik students, is ready to welcome more young people interested in studying in China.

The Program of Cooperation between the Chinese and Tajik Ministries of Foreign Affairs for 2025-2026 was signed.

Wang's next stop in Central Asia will be Kazakhstan, where he will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs meeting.

Chinese, Tajik FMs pledge to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Chinese, Tajik FMs pledge to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Chinese, Tajik FMs pledge to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Chinese, Tajik FMs pledge to strengthen bilateral cooperation

China continues to optimize the energy consumption structure, and promote green and low-carbon development to a new height, said a senior official in Beijing on Thursday.

Since the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress in 2012, China has made a new leap in the level of energy security and stable supply, while continuously optimizing the energy consumption structure, said Zhang Jianhua, director of the National Energy Administration.

From 2013 to 2023, the total production of primary energy rose 35 percent. The installed wind power generation capacity increased by nearly five times, and the installed photovoltaic power generation capacity increased by over 30 times, said Zhang.

The official also said that China has established the world's largest charging infrastructure system. Over the course of 10 years, the proportion of coal consumption has dropped by 12.1 percentage points, while the proportion of consumption in non-fossil fuel sources such as wind power, solar power, hydropower, and nuclear power has increased by 7.7 percentage points. As a result, the "green content" of economic development has significantly improved.

So far, China is one of the world's advanced countries in terms of energy technology modernization.

In the future, the country will coordinate energy security and low-carbon transformation, reduce the consumption of fossil fuel energy, and continuously promote the transformation and upgrading of energy utilization.

Meanwhile, China is intensifying its efforts in the development of non-fossil energy, while coordinating the advancement of nuclear power, hydropower, and new energy development and utilization, aiming to promote high-quality development of energy.

"By 2025, approximately 12 million charging facilities will be established nationwide. Efforts will be made to increase the electrification level of end-use energy to around 30 percent by 2025. We will continue to expand the scale of green electricity consumption and increase the proportion of non-fossil energy consumption by one percentage point every year," said Zhang.

China continues to optimize energy consumption structure, promote green, low-carbon development

China continues to optimize energy consumption structure, promote green, low-carbon development

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