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President Hu meets Bush on bilateral ties, Taiwan
Updated: 2008-07-09 21:47

TOYAKO, Japan  -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and his US counterpart George W. Bush met here Wednesday on bilateral ties and other issues of mutual concern.

The two leaders met in the northern Japanese resort of Toyako on the sidelines of the Outreach Session of the Group of Eight (G8) summit.

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At the talks, Hu said China-US relations have maintained a good momentum in recent years, with the fourth China-US strategic economic dialogue producing positive results.

The two countries have engaged in effective cooperation in many fields including trade and commerce, anti-terrorism measures, energy and environmental protection, said Hu.

On major international and regional matters such as the nuclear issues concerning the Korean Peninsula and Iran, China and the US have kept up effective communication and coordination, he noted.

The Chinese leader emphasized the significance of the China-US relationship, as it suits the fundamental interests of both the Chinese and the American people, and serves world peace and development.

He suggested that both nations continue constructive and cooperative relations, strengthen dialogue, so as to guarantee a healthy and steady development of bilateral relations.

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