- Korea, China hold inaugural energy dialogue 2018-05-31
Director General for Energy Industry Policy Park Sung-taek from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (fourth from right) led the first Korea-China Energy Cooperation Dialogue, in Seoul on May 29.
The meeting was attended by Korean and Chinese government officials and representatives from energy industries, including gas, utilities, new and renewable energy, and smart energy.
During the meeting, participants finalized details for an MOU covering LNG cooperation and reviewed progress made on joint research carried out by the two countries into the development of super grids. They agreed to share the two governments’ energy policies, such as Korea’s Renewable Energy 3020 initiative and China’s China 13th Electricity Development Five-Year Plan, and to organize smart energy forums with participation from energy groups, analysts, and research institutions.
The dialogue was organized as part of measures following the Korea-China summit in December 2017. The second dialogue will take place in China next year.