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Chinese, S Korean presidents meet in New York on bilateral ties

2009-09-24 08:51 BJT

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NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao met with his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak here on Wednesday morning on the sidelines of the UN meetings to discuss bilateral ties and other issues of common interests.

Hu said thanks to their joint efforts the two countries have seen steady progress of exchanges and cooperation in various fields in recent years.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in New York Sept. 23, 2009. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with South Korean President Lee 
Myung-bak in New York Sept. 23, 2009. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)

All consensus reached between them have been implemented smoothly, with some already bringing about remarkable results, Hu said.

Hu noted that the two countries have maintained fine communication and coordination in regional and international affairs, adding that China is ready to join hands with South Korea to strengthen strategic communication and expand mutually beneficial cooperation, so as to bring concrete benefits to both peoples and contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in Northeast Asia.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of launching of a trilateral cooperative scheme among China, South Korea and Japan, Hu said.

Over the past decade, the three countries have established a future-oriented, all-dimensional cooperative partnership that has led to the promotion of development and stability in their countries and the region at large, said the Chinese president.

During the meeting, Hu announced that leaders from China, South Korea and Japan will hold their second meeting in Beijing on Oct. 10, 2009.