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Quotable quotes during Chinese president in visit to South Korea

11-12-2010 09:14 BJT Special Report:5th G20 Summit in Seoul |

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao here on Thursday met separately with U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to discuss bilateral ties and other issues of common interest.

Hu is in Seoul for a summit of the Group of 20 (G-20), which is slated for Thursday and Friday.

The following are some of the quotes of the Chinese president during the three meetings with his U.S., Russian and South Korean counterparts.

-- China is willing to strengthen the dialogue, exchanges and cooperation with the United States so as to further promote their positive, cooperative and comprehensive relations. -- Hu said during his meeting with Obama on the sidelines of the fifth G20 summit.

-- China believes that good Sino-U.S.ties are not only in the interests of the two countries and two peoples, but also conform to the world peace, stability and development, Hu said. He thanked Obama for inviting him to visit the United States next year, and hailed the preparations on both sides ahead of his visit.

-- The G-20 summit will start tonight. I'm confident that positive results will be achieved at the summit with concerted efforts from all parties concerned.

-- China and Russia have reached consensus on the all-round development of their strategic partnership of coordination, which gives impetus to the bilateral ties. -- Hu said at a meeting with Medvedev.

-- China is ready to strengthen coordination and cooperation with Russia within the framework of the G-20. That's to advance the multilateral mechanism toward the direction of conforming with the interests of emerging economies, including China and Russia.

-- China is ready to work with Russia to nudge the G-20 Seoul summit to reinforce the momentum in the world economy's recovery, advance reform of the international financial system, push for the resolution of unbalanced growth in the South and North and work for comprehensive and balanced results of the Doha round of talks.

-- Both China and Russia are to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia treaty of good neighborhood, friendship and cooperation, they will hold grand activities to mark the event to deepen their traditional friendship and expand their all-round strategic cooperation.

-- I thanked South Korea for its support of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and wished South Korea success as host of the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu. -- Hu said during his meeting with Lee.

-- The Seoul gathering is the first G-20 summit to be held in an Asian country and also in an emerging market economy, hence it is of great significance.

-- China is willing to work together with South Korea to promote the Seoul summit to achieve positive results.

-- Chinese-South Korean relations have been developing well and the bilateral trade and cooperation have maintained good momentum.

-- Both China and South Korea have maintained good coordination and cooperation in promoting regional cooperation and tackling the international financial crisis and major international and regional issues.

-- China and South Korea are important neighbors and partners. China is willing to work with South Korea to push forward the bilateral strategic partnership into a comprehensive one in a steady and in-depth way.

-- Both China and South Korea should make concrete efforts in the near future to realize new achievements in strengthening political mutual trusts and deepening bilateral cooperation to lay a solid foundation of friendship between the two sides.

-- The Chinese government has always supported the improvement of relations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and South Korea. China is willing to play a constructive role in this regard.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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