Energy is the priority in China ties

Energy is the priority in China ties

BEIJING - Anatolia News Agency
Energy is the priority in China ties

Murat Salim Esenli, the Turkish envoy to Beijing, gestures during an interview. AA photo

Turkish-Chinese relations are developing in a multi-dimensional fashion and energy is the most important item in the relationship, Turkish Ambassador to Beijing Murat Salim Esenli has said.

China has great experience in nuclear energy, Ambassador Esenli told the Anatolia news agency during an interview yesterday.

“China is about to become a potential partner with Turkey in nuclear energy,” he said.

Touching on a planned storage facility for natural gas beneath Turkey’s Lake Tuz, Ambassador Esenli said Turkey and China had entered a strategic phase for creating a reserve.

Turkey and China have signed an agreement for Lake Tuz storage facility, and the project is worth $536 million, Esenli underlined.

Another important energy project with China is related to the thermal power plant to be erected in the southern province of Adana, he added. The plant will have a capacity of 600 megawatts and is worth $1.2 billion, Esenli said.