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China, Samoa develop new energy cooperation

10-06-2010 12:47 BJT

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Economic cooperation between China and Samoa has been growing in intensity since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1975. Samoa has recently agreed to expand cooperation with China in developing new energy to deal with climate change.

Global climate change has a strong impact on the Pacific islands. Coastal areas in the region face submersion. As one of those islands, dealing with climate change is an important policy for Samoa.

Chinese delegates travelled to Samoa this year to work out agreements in new energy cooperation. They were welcomed with a traditional ceremony in the capital Apia.

At the welcome ceremony, Samoa's Prime Minister spoke highly of the close cooperation with China in dealing with climate change.

Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said, "Samoa takes dealing with climate change as an important national policy. Developing renewable energy is premier in Sino-Samoan bilateral relations."

This April, China and Samoa signed an agreement to build a solar energy power station in Samoa. The power station will provide electricity for most parts of the country.

Samoa has a population of over 200,000. With its natural beauty and ethnic culture, the country has become a popular tourist resort.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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