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Quotable quotes made by Chinese president in Toronto

06-28-2010 15:01 BJT Special Report: Hu Visits Canada, Attends G20 Summit |

BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao left Toronto, the largest city of Canada, on Sunday for home after attending a Group of 20 (G20) summit, which aimed to secure global economic recovery and address economic challenges and risks.

The following are some important remarks Hu made Sunday during his meetings with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and at the G20 summit:

"China and South Korea should launch talks on a free trade zone as soon as possible, facilitate economic and trade cooperation and boost cooperation in some key sectors, including high technology, the green economy and recycling economy."

"With regard to bilateral trade, China and South Korea should try to reach the 200-billion-U.S.-dollar target by 2012 and the 300-billion-dollar goal by 2015."

"China has always regarded peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula as the priority in dealing with the issues related to the peninsula."

"We need to turn the G20 from an effective mechanism to counter the international financial crisis to a premier platform for advancing international economic cooperation."

"We need to accelerate the establishment of a new international financial order that is fair, equitable, inclusive and well-managed."

"We must take concrete actions to reject all forms of protectionism and unequivocally advocate and support free trade."

"Developing countries have been hit hard by the financial crisis and they find it a daunting task to overcome the difficulties caused by the crisis."

"It was incumbent upon the G20 to provide stronger political drive, greater economic resources and better institutional guarantee for development."

"China and Japan should increase high-level communication so as to enhance strategic trust and confidence."

"Leaders of China and Japan should maintain close contact and help promote extensive dialogue and exchanges between the governments, political parties, parliaments and defense authorities of both countries."

"China and Japan should step up cooperation in the areas of energy, environment, recycling economy, and high technology, so as to advance the transformation and upgrading of bilateral trade and economic cooperation."

"China and Japan should join hands in maintaining peace and stability in the Northeast Asia region and pushing forward regional cooperation and development of the East Asia region. They should also carry out dialogues, coordination and cooperation on the global challenges of international financial crisis and climate change."

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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