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Premier Wen meets world leaders on climate

2009-12-18 12:09 BJT

Special Report: UN climate change conference in Copenhagen |

Insight: Premier Wen attends Copenhagen climate change conference

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has met with several heads of state at the climate summit in Copenhagen since arriving in Denmark on Wednesday evening. He says all parties should focus on finding a consensus in a future-oriented manner and seek common ground while shelving differences.

Premier Wen had a very busy day on Thursday, meeting with more than 10 world leaders in just one day. Both developed and developing countries are included in his agenda. For developing countries, sharing common interests and deepening cooperation seems to be the main idea of climate change talks.

Premier Wen said China and other developing countries face the pressing tasks of economic development and eradication of poverty. He made the remarks during his meeting with developing country leaders, including Maldive, Ethiopia, Brazil, and Sudan. The Chinese government understands the particular situation and needs of underdeveloped countries, small island states, and African countries on the issue of climate change. At the conference, Wen is urging developed countries to support the underdeveloped ones in terms of technology, finance, and capacity building.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (3rd, R) poses for a group photo with President of the Maldvies Mohammed Nasheed (3rd, L), Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (2nd, L), Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (2nd, R), Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas (1st, R) and Sudanese Presidential Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie (1st, L) ahead of their meeting in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, on Dec. 17, 2009.(Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (3rd, R) poses for a group photo with President 
of the Maldvies Mohammed Nasheed (3rd, L), Bangladeshi Prime Minister 
Sheikh Hasina (2nd, L), Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (2nd, R), 
Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas (1st, R) and Sudanese Presidential 
Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie (1st, L) ahead of their meeting in Copenhagen, 
capital of Denmark, on Dec. 17, 2009.(Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)