Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin met in Beijing with Karmenu Vella, the visiting EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs, and Fisheries, on November 21, 2016. The two sides exchanged views on the progress made in global environmental agendas, the Chinese and EU environmental policies, and China-EU environmental cooperation.
China and EU are at a crucial stage for exploring a mutually beneficial and win-win new type environmental cooperation, and there are great potentials for future cooperation with both opportunities and challenges it presents. China has further developed ecological civilization and constantly advanced the comprehensive deepening of reforms, which has offered new areas and arena for the environmental cooperation in the new era.
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