Fisheries

Commissioner Vella visits China on 12-15 October

Commissioner Vella visits China on 12-15 October

Commissioner Vella visits China on 12-15 October

12/10/2015

EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella is making his first official visit to China this week. The visit is an opportunity to facilitate further the EU's cooperation with China and allow for the development of cooperation in environmental, maritime and fisheries policy.

"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.