President Hu leaves Beijing for 4-nation visit
( 2004-01-26 17:10) (Xinhua)
Chinese President Hu Jintao
left Beijing Monday morning to begin a state visit to France, Egypt, Gabon and
Hu's entourage included his wife Liu Yongqing, State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan,
Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, Director of the Policy Research Office of the
Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Wang Huning, Deputy
Director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee Ling Jihua,
Vice-Minister in charge of the State Development and Reform Commission Li
Shenglin and Vice-Minister of Commerce Yu Guangzhou.
Hu was invited by French President Jacques Chirac, Egyptian President
Muhammed Hosni Mubarak, Gabonese President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, and
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The visit will last until Feb.