China-France Climate and Green Economy Forum Held in Beijing
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and visiting President François Hollande of France together attended the closing ceremony of the China-France Climate and Green Economy Forum in Beijing on November 3.
Premier Li expressed in his speech that the two nations’ cooperation in tackling climate change shows that they are willing to shoulder common responsibility on vital issues concerning the fate of humankind, and that bilateral ties are always at the forefront of China’s relations with major Western countries. He emphasized that China would, in line with the green development concept, continuously expand the win-win path of economic growth and environmental improvement.
President Hollande expressed that as major countries, France and China have the important responsibility of pushing global development, and share identical goals and ideas in addressing climate change. Both, therefore, will be proactive in ensuring the success of the Climate Change Conference in Paris, under the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. France highly appreciates the strategy proposed by China in building ecological civilization and pushing green development. The two countries enjoy sound cooperation in clean energy and environmental protection industries.