（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 刘登臣）正值乌拉圭工业、能源和矿业部长奥马尔•帕加尼尼访华之际，乌拉圭驻华大使馆于2023年9月7日在京召开新闻发布会。中外新闻社总裁韦燕、中外新闻社执行社长刘登臣出席。帕加尼尼部长在接受记者提问时表示，乌方愿与中国在可再生能源领域的投资、科技与贸易方面进行合作，共同推进全球脱碳进程。
During Uruguay's Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining Omar Paganini’s visit to China, the Embassy of Uruguay in China held a press conference on September 7th, 2023 in Beijing. President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan and Executive Director Mr. Liu Dengchen attended the event. Mr. Omar Paganini said to the reporters that the Uruguay is willing to cooperate with China in investment, science and technology and trade in the field of renewable energy, and jointly promote the global decarbonization process.
Mr. Martin Orlando, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Uruguay in China, introduced that this year is the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Uruguay and China, and Minister Omar Paganini was invited by the organizers of the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) 2023, the organizers of the China International Intelligent Industry Expo (CIIIE) 2023, as well as the municipal governments of Beijing and Chongqing to visit China. During his visit, Minister Omar Paganini attended the opening ceremonies of CITES and CIIE, and engaged in active dialogs with Chinese officials on cooperation and exchange between the two countries.
In his speech, Minister Paganini said that the visit to China was fruitful, and that the CIFTIS is an event of great significance all over the world, which is of great importance to all countries, especially to Uruguay; at the CIIIE, the Uruguayan participants were able to take a close look at the development of Chinese science and technology in recent years, and introduce Uruguay's science and technology development strategy at the China-Latin America and Caribbean Countries Digital Technology Cooperation Forum 2023.
Talking about the cooperation between China and Uruguay in the field of renewable energy, Minister Paganini said that Uruguay is willing to cooperate with China in investment, science and technology and trade in this field, and jointly promote the global decarbonization process.
He also explained that Uruguay has now completed the first part of its energy transition, with 97% of its domestically produced electricity coming from renewable sources.
He emphasized that Uruguay and China share a common vision of sustainable development and can cooperate in many ways. He said that green hydrogen is an example of the many ways in which Uruguay and China can cooperate on hydrogen, hydrogen derivatives and the construction of hydrogen energy facilities.
After the press conference, President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan and Executive Director Mr. Liu Dengchen had lunch with Minister Omar Paganini, and the Ambassador of Uruguay to China H.E. Mr. Fernando Lugris and other officials.