Quotes from Pesident Hu about US tour

Updated: 2010-04-13 17:11
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Quotes from Pesident Hu about US tour
Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) meets with US President Barack Obama in Washington April 12, 2010. [Xinhua]

BEIJING: Chinese President Hu Jintao is in the United States to attend the Nuclear Security Summit slated for Monday and Tuesday.

He met with his US counterpart Barack Obama, his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama shortly after his arrival in Washington.

The following are some notable quotes made during the bilateral meetings:

On China-US Bilateral Ties, Cooperation

"China and the United States should respect each other's core interests and major concerns. This is key to the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties." -- Chinese President Hu Jintao

"The two sides should persistently stick to the right direction of bilateral ties, and take concrete moves to establish a partnership to jointly deal with common challenges." -- Hu

"China and the United States should properly solve their economic and trade rifts through consultations on an equal footing and jointly uphold the larger interests of China-US economic cooperation and trade." -- Hu

"The two sides should keep exchanges at different levels." -- Hu

"The two countries should deepen practical cooperation. China would like to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the United States in economics and trade, counter-terrorism, energy, environment, and law enforcement." -- Hu

"China and the United States should strengthen communication and coordination on major international and regional issues." -- Hu

"The advancement of Sino-US economic and trade ties, an important part of the two countries' relations, would benefit not only China, but also the United States, as well as the world's economic development." -- Hu

"Both China and the United States are facing difficult tasks of promoting economic growth, creating jobs, and changing economic development modes. We should strengthen cooperation and maintain international economic and financial stability under such circumstances." -- Hu

On RMB Exchange Rate

"China would firmly stick to the path of reforming its currency exchange rate formation mechanism based on its own economic and social development needs," -- Hu

"Detailed measures for reform should be considered in the context of the world's economic situation, its development and changes, as well as China's economic conditions." -- Hu

"RMB appreciation would neither balance Sino-US trade nor solve the unemployment problem in the United States."  -- Hu

"China does not intend to pursue a trade surplus over the United States." -- Hu

On Iranian Nuclear Issue

"China hopes various parties will continue to step up diplomatic efforts and actively seek effective ways to resolve it through dialogue and negotiations." -- Hu

"China and the United States have the same overall goal on the Iranian nuclear issue." -- Hu

"China stands ready to maintain consultation and coordination with the United States and other parties within the 5-plus-1 mechanism, and in the United Nations and through other channels." -- Hu

"China is always committed to upholding the international nuclear non-proliferation regime and peace and stability in the Middle East." -- Hu