BEIJING, September 9 (Itar-Tass) —— China plans to expand energy cooperation with Kazakhstan, mainly in the spheres of oil and gas production and chemical industry, the Xinhua news agency said on Friday, citing words of Deputy Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission and head of China’s Energy Agency Liu Tienan, who completed his tour to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
In particular, Liu attended the fifth meeting of the Sino-Kazakhstani sub-commission on energy cooperation and the first meeting of the Sino-Turkmenistan energy cooperation sub-commission.
In Kazakhstan, Liu took part in the ceremony of the first welding at the second stage of the Sino-Kazakhstani gas pipeline, which will pump West Kazakhstani gas to China.
In Lui’s words, China and Kazakhstan “should step up a dialog between the governments and companies, thus strengthening the mechanism of energy interaction.”
The Chinese high-ranking official urged to pay special attention to the construction of pipelines in order to guarantee long-term and stable oil and gas supplies to China.
According to Liu, both countries will also develop cooperation in the new kinds of energy, in the manufacturing of equipment for the oil and gas production industry and in other sectors.