Chinese Premier attends East Asia Summit

Updated: 2007-11-21 15:35

SINGAPORE - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao attended the third East Asia Summit (EAS) which opened here Wednesday.

Leaders of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member countries, and those of Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand are also present.

At the Summit, Wen Jiabao will elaborate on China's position on climate change and the measures it has taken and further steps it will take to face climate change.

The East Asia Summit is a pan-Asia forum held annually by the ASEAN member countries and participated by the leaders of 16 countries in East Asia and the region, with ASEAN in a leadership position.

After its inaugural in 2005, the EAS has served as a forum for dialogue on broad strategic issues of relevance to East Asia as well as other regional and global issues, with the focus on regional and international issues of common interest and concern such as climate change, energy, sustainable development, poverty reduction and others.

The leaders are expected to sign Singapore Declaration on Climate Change, Energy and the Environment.

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