|Wen Jiabao Meets with Heads of Delegations Attending the Five-Country Energy Ministers' Meeting|
On December 16, 2006, Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council met with Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Murli Deora, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Amari Akira, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea Chung Sye Kyun, and U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman, who visited China for the First Five-Country Energy Ministers' Meeting, in Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai.
Wen said that energy saving is a strategic issue faced by
The foreign parties indicated that the five countries have shared interest in the energy sector and face common challenges. They are willing to continue to adopt effective measures to promote the development of new energies and the application of energy-efficient technologies so as to consolidate the global energy security.
Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission Ma Kai was present at the meeting.