Wang Shoujun, chairman of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French nuclear firm New AREVA and reached a global strategic cooperation agreement with Framatome, a French nuclear industrial supplier in Beijing on Jan 9.
The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron at the Great Hall of the People.
The documents negotiated are a pragmatic act to implement the joint statement on deepening civil nuclear cooperation between China and France, and will promote Sino-French nuclear energy development in the immediate future.
Before the signing ceremony, the two heads of state met representatives of entrepreneurs who attended the inauguration conference of the Sino-French Entrepreneur Committee. Wang delivered a speech during the meeting.
CNNC has continued to cooperate with France in the whole-chain nuclear industry since China carried through its reform and opening-up policy. Over the past few decades, CNNC and French nuclear companies have formed a scientific and efficient mode of cooperation, resulting in significant achievements and firm partnerships.
The collaboration between CNNC and French nuclear companies has driven economic and social development in both countries, and has contributed to increased trust and the bilateral strategic partnership between China and France.
CNNC and French nuclear companies sign a new agreement to boost their industrial partnership at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Jan 9, 2018. [Photo/CNNC]
Entrepreneurs attend the inauguration conference of the Sino-French Entrepreneur Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Jan 9, 2018. [Photo/CNNC]