MOST Minister WAN Gang accompanied Chinese Premier WEN Jiabao during his visit to the European Union and Italy from Oct. 5 to 8 of 2010.
Minister WAN attended the 13th China-EU Summit and the 6th China-EU Business Summit. Besides, WAN also held talks with Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Gunther Oettinger, the EU Energy Commissioner. These meetings were held to facilitate the cooperation among academia, research institutes and businesses in research, innovation and energy between China and the EU.
During his visit, the Minister signed two documents on cooperation in innovation and sustainable transport respectively with the Italian Ministry for Public Administration and Innovation and the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. He also participated in the opening ceremony of the China Culture Year in Italy held in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Italy.