The Foreign Ministry has resolved to co-operate with the United States on oil, gas and renewable energy projects in the future. Spokesman Qin Gang told a press briefing the two nations are not competitors, and would work together in the field of global energy security. United States Senator Dick Lugar previously said Washington must work more closely with China and India to secure resources. ï¿½There is great potential for the two countries and an extensive range of areas for co-operation,ï¿½ said Qin. ï¿½We must have a very active approach.ï¿½ Lugar, who chairs the Senate foreign relations committee, believes the US should prepare for large-scale disruptions in the oil supply through extending international partnerships.