Hu to attend outreach session of G-8 Summit

Updated: 2007-05-31 16:48

BEIJING -- At the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, Chinese President Hu Jintao will attend the outreach session of the G-8 Summit held in Germany and pay a state visit to Sweden from June 6 to 10.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the announcement at a regular press conference on Thursday.

Jiang said Hu will attend a multilateral meeting of leaders of the five developing countries participating in the session on June 8, and besides, he will also hold bilateral meetings with leaders of some countries to the session, adding detailed schedule is still under discussion.

Hu will pay a state visit to Sweden from June 8 to 10, the first visit by a Chinese head of state to Sweden since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1950, according to Jiang.

She said President Hu will meet with Swedish King Gustaf, Speaker Per Westerberg and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, respectively, reviewing the development of bilateral ties and making plans for future development.

She said Hu will also meet with people from various circles of Sweden, attend a ceremony of the returning of the replica of the 18th century Swedish merchant ship "Gotheborg" from a China tour and deliver a speech at a banquet.

The two sides will sign a number of cooperation agreements on environmental protection and other subjects, Jiang added.

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