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Hu, Obama vow to deepen China-US ties

By Wu Jiao (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2011-01-19 13:52
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WASHINGTON - President Hu Jintao and the United States President Barrack Obama agreed Tuesday to further advance their bilateral tie during a private dinner.

Hu, Obama vow to deepen China-US ties
President Hu Jintao (L) arrives at a private dinner hosted by US President Barrack Obama at the White House Tuesday night. [Photo/Xinhua]

Obama held a 3+3 highly private dinner on the very night of Hu's arrival in Washington, with State Secretary Hillary Clinton and Assistant National Security Donilon on the US side, and State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the Chinese side attending the dinner.

Obama and Hu made positive evaluation on the progress made on bilateral ties, and said they are ready to further advance the existing positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship, according to a Chinese foreign ministry press release after the dinner.

Hu said he comes to the US for the goals of enhancing bilateral understanding and mutual trust, and enlarging exchanges and cooperation, according to the press release.

Hu also comes for the goals of strengthening effective coordination between the two countries on major regional and international issues, and to embark on new era in China-US relation.

"I look forwards to exchanging in-depth views with Mr President Obama tomorrow, and jointly discuss blueprint of China-US cooperation," said Hu.