OTTAWA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao met Canadian Governor-General Michaelle Jean in Ottawa on Thursday, saying China is ready to work with Canada to strengthen cooperation, enhance mutual trust and advance their strategic partnership.
|Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with Canadian Governor-General |
Michaelle Jean, in Ottawa, Canada, June 24, 2010.(Xinhua/Li Xueren)
The Chinese president said that China and Canada share a lot of common interests and a broad prospect of cooperation, and that China has always valued ties with Canada and regarded Canada as an important partner for cooperation.
The China-Canada relations are facing important opportunities for development, he said.
China is ready to work with Canada to maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges and continue to enhance political mutual trust, Hu said.
China will work with Canada to give full play to the complementarity of the two countries, and expand cooperation in a wide range of areas, including economy, trade, energy, natural resources, science, technology, education, culture and health, he said.
The two countries should strengthen coordination and cooperation on major regional and international issues so as to further advance the China-Canada strategic partnership, he added.
Hu expressed the belief that with the joint effort of both sides, the China-Canada relations will have an even better future.
He said despite the distance between the two countries, China and Canada share a long history of friendly exchanges.