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Chinese president calls for efforts to promote growth, balanced development

2009-09-26 08:18 BJT

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PITTSBURGH, United States, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday called on world leaders to make every effort to promote global economic growth and a comprehensive, balanced and sustainable socioeconomic development.

Chinese President Hu Jintao attends the Group of 20 (G20) Financial Summit in Pittsburgh of the U.S., Sept. 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Chinese President Hu Jintao attends the Group of 20
(G20)Financial Summit in Pittsburgh of the U.S., 
Sept. 25, 2009.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)

In a speech at the Group of 20 (G-20) economic summit in Pittsburgh, Hu said the world economy has seen positive signs since the two G-20 summits held in Washington in November and in London in April.

"The international community's confidence has strengthened, financial markets have moved toward stability and the world economy has seen positive signs," the Chinese president said.

Hu warned that the foundation of an economic recovery is not yet solid, and that many uncertainties remain.

"A primary task at present," he said, "is to counter the international financial crisis and promote a healthy world economic recovery."

Hu called for more efforts be made in the following three areas: