Chinese State Councilor Ma Kai on Tuesday met with World Petroleum Council (WPC) president Randy Gossen, who is in Beijing to attend an international energy forum.
"As the world's biggest developing country, China has not only met the energy demand required by its economic development, but also endeavored to strike a balance between energy utilization and environmental protection," Ma told the visiting Canadian.
The two-day forum will be held in Beijing on Wednesday and Thursday, drawing representatives from the WPC, World Renewable Energy Congress and International Energy Agency.
In their hour-long talk in the central government compound Zhongnanhai in downtown Beijing, Ma told Dr. Gossen China would make continued efforts to build an energy supply system that was stable, economical, clean and safe.
"We will seek a sustainable development of energy so as to support a sustained economic and social development."
The two also exchanged views on stepping up international energy cooperation and ensuring energy safety.
(Xinhua News Agency October 15, 2008)