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President Hu Jintao held talks with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He noted that frequent high-level meetings between China and Germany demonstrate the strength of bilateral ties.
Hu Jintao says China is willing to strengthen political trust, economic and trade cooperation, as well as cultural exchanges.
The president says China is prepared to work with Germany to maintain global peace and promote common development.
Merkel says China is an important partner of both Germany and the European Union. She says Germany wants to expand cooperation in politics, economics, trade, culture and environmental protection, and push the bilateral partnership to a new level.