China News Service, Chengdu, February 27 (Shan Peng) "It is not accidental that we came to Chengdu, because we know the main advantages that Sichuan has in the field of green energy." Salvador Moncada, Ambassador of Honduras to China, was in Chengdu on the 26th In an interview with the media, he expressed that he looks forward to strong interaction between Honduras and Sichuan in the field of clean energy to achieve win-win cooperation.

  On the 26th, the “Belt and Road” Green and Low-Carbon Economic and Trade Promotion Work (Sichuan) Training and Honduras Clean Energy Industry Exchange Conference jointly organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Trade Promotion and Exchange Center and the Sichuan Council for the Promotion of International Trade were held in Chengdu.

During the meeting, Salvador Moncada delivered a speech and accepted media interviews.

On the 26th, Honduras Ambassador to China Salvador Moncada accepted an interview with the media in Chengdu.

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  "Honduras is one of the countries most severely affected by climate change in the world." Salvador Moncada said that Honduras insists on promoting the development of clean energy. With its geographical advantages, it has achieved 60% of the installed capacity of renewable energy and strives to develop through development. Hydropower and solar energy will increase this proportion to 70% and 80% respectively before 2030 and 2035.

  In March 2023, China and Honduras officially established diplomatic relations.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, economic and trade exchanges between the two countries have shown broad prospects for development.

In 2023, China's total import and export of goods to Honduras reached 13.44 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 28.1%, of which imports increased by 193.2%.

  Clean energy is one of the important areas of economic cooperation between China and Honduras.

According to Salvador Moncada, Honduras is doing its best to reduce the economy's dependence on fossil fuels and develop a green economy oriented to renewable energy. The country is currently in urgent need of investment in power generation, power transmission, distribution and storage.

  In June last year, the Chinese government and the Honduran government signed a memorandum of understanding on jointly building the "Belt and Road". "We firmly believe that a green economy is a necessary economy in the current world." Salvador Moncada said, "Honduras has abundant water and solar resources. , we will firmly support the green transformation of the 'Belt and Road' initiative."

Salvador Moncada, Ambassador of Honduras to China, communicated with enterprises.

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  Talking about clean energy cooperation with Sichuan, Salvador Moncada hopes to develop a comprehensive plan around clean energy cooperation and form an "intelligent matrix" based on the type and demand of clean energy.

At the same time, he is very concerned about energy projects, especially hydropower projects. “Hydropower projects can not only provide water for agriculture and people’s lives, but also protect us from problems related to climate change.”

  Before becoming Honduras’ ambassador to China, Salvador Moncada, a well-known scientist and pharmacologist, had visited China many times. “The most impressive thing is China’s changes and progress in the past thirty or forty years. "He said that China's experience in solving extreme poverty and uneven development is worth learning from countries in the global South.