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Chinese President Hu Jintao has held talks with Canadian Governor-General Michaelle Jean in Ottawa. Hu Jintao is in the country for a state visit.
After a welcoming ceremony, the two leaders discussed the development of relations between their two countries. Hu Jintao said China has become Canada's second largest trading partner, while increased exchanges between the two sides have brought tangible benefits to both peoples. He said China is willing to expand communications with Canada, and push forward the development of their strategic partnership.
Michaelle Jean said Canada has always considered China as an important partner. She also expressed excitement about attending the Canada Day event at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai next month.
Hu Jintao also met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Thursday. The two leaders exchanged views on the development of bilateral ties and major world and regional issues.
|Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (2nd L) holds talks with Canadian Prime Minister|
Stephen Harper (2nd R) in Ottawa, Canada, June 24, 2010.(Xinhua/Fan Rujun)