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President Hu, Obama pledge comprehensive bilateral ties during UN summits

2009-09-23 12:45 BJT

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Chinese President Hu Jintao has met with his US counterpart Barack Obama in New York, on the sidelines of the UN climate change summit and other UN meetings. They exchanged views on bilateral ties and other issues of common concern.

This is the second meeting between President Hu Jintao and President Obama this year. While meeting in London during a G-20 summit in April, they focused on tackling the global financial crisis. The two leaders agreed then to step up cooperation. Half a year later, both presidents have agreed that China-US relations are now showing signs of solid development.

President Hu said, "The agreements you and I arrived at during our London meeting in a number of areas are now being implemented. Both sides are now working together to build a positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship for the 21st century."

President Hu noted that a sound China-US relationship is not only in the interests of the two countries but also conducive to peace, stability and prosperity in the Asian-Pacific region and the world at large.

The Chinese President expressed willingness to work with the US to deepen cooperation in various fields. He hopes both sides will properly handle problems in bilateral ties so as to push forward the relations.