"Global environmental and maritime challenges cannot be tackled by Europe alone. As two of the world’s biggest economies, the EU and China's role is fundamental to ensuring a greener future. Their work in shaping ocean governance, developing resource efficient and circular green economies can deliver growth, jobs and a safer environment," Commissioner Vella said.
During his visit, the Commissioner will meet with key ministers of the Chinese government including Minister Zhang Jianlong, Minister of State Forestry Administration; Mr Chen Jining, Minister of Environmental Protection; Mr Chen Lei, Minister of Water Resources; and Mr Wang Hong, Minister State Oceanic Administration. He will also address students at the historic Dalian Maritime University.