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Highlights of Chinese president's visit to Canada

06-26-2010 11:48 BJT Special Report: Hu Visits Canada, Attends G20 Summit |

BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao is paying a state visit to Canada before attending the G20 Summit in the country.

Following are highlights of Hu's visit to the North American country:

OTTAWA -- Chinese President Hu Jintao said inter-parliamentary exchanges are an integral part of China-Canada relations and of great significance for enhancing mutual understanding and public endorsement of bilateral links.

He made the remarks when meeting Noel Kinsella, speaker of the Canadian Senate, and Peter Milliken, speaker of the House of Commons.

Exchanges between the legislatures of the two countries have become increasingly frequent with a mature mechanism and have seen many significant achievements. Such activities have played an important role in advancing bilateral relations, Hu said.

China is ready to work with Canada to develop bilateral relations from a strategic and long-term perspective and strengthen exchanges and mutual trust, so as to continuously advance the strategic partnership between the two countries, he added.

During his stay in Ottawa, Hu also held separate talks with Governor-General Michaelle Jean and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and met with Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Canadian Liberal Party, and former Prime Minister Jean Chretien.

The two governments also signed a series of cooperation documents, including an agreement on opening Canada to Chinese tourists.

The president will fly to Toronto on Friday afternoon to continue his state visit and attend the G20 summit, which will focus on the world economic recovery and global financial reform.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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