At the invitation of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, Vice Minister Cao Jianlin of Science and Technology led a delegation to visit Spain from March 23 to 27, 2011. During his visit, Vice Minister Cao met with Mr.Felipe Pétriz, Secretary of State for Research,Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. The two sides signed the MOU on Science and Technology Cooperation between the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Kingdom of Spain.
Vice Minister Cao also met with Dr. Fabrizio Hernández Pampaloni, Secretary of State for Energy of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, as part of the follow-up to Vice Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Spain. VM Cao briefed the host on the missions of MOST, discussed the possibilities of further cooperation between the two countries in the areas of environmental protection, carbon capture, electric vehicles, etc. They two sides also discussed relaunching the joint efforts to set up a “China-Spain Renewable Energy Center”.