Chinese NEA administrator and IEA head meet in Paris

19 November 2015

China National Energy Administration Administrator Nur Bekri (Nuer Baikeli) (left) and IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol at the IEA Ministerial meeting on 18 November 2015.

Administrator Nur Bekri (Nuer Baikeli) of the China National Energy Administration and International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol held a bilateral meeting on 18 November on the margins of the IEA Ministerial meeting and discussed the issues of mutual interest and concerns.

Both highly appreciated the excellent level of co-operation between China and the IEA and jointly expressed the common desire to further upgrade the strong relationship. In this regard, both welcomed the joint workshop on IEA-NEA Policy dialogue on Oil and Gas Development in Beijing on 25 November 2015.

Prior to the meeting, the two signed the Joint Statement between China and the IEA, featuring the joint programme and activities to be implemented in 2016-17.    

Among the issues they discussed, Mr. Nur Bekri and Dr. Fatih Birol shared the view that exploring the possibility of developing a joint center as a vehicle for enhancing future co-operation is one of the viable ways to further deepen and broaden the relationship for mutual benefits. Both agreed to start a consultation process at the working level for the follow-up discussion.

They also shared the view that ongoing personnel exchanges between the National Energy Administration and the IEA is mutually beneficial.  

During the meeting, they also welcomed the progress made in Chinese-IEA co-operation in areas of energy security, energy policy dialogue, renewables, energy efficiency, energy data and statistics, energy technology and beyond.

To view the announcement in Chinese, please click here.