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Chinese and U. S. presidents hold telephone conversation
2009/01/05

 

ON THE EVENING OF JANUARY 4, 2009, CHINESE PRESIDENT HU JINTAO SPOKE OVER TELEPHONE WITH HIS U.S. COUNTERPART GEORGE W. BUSH.

THE TWO LEADERS EXCHANGED CONGRATULATIONS ON ACHIEVEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BILATERAL RELATIONS SINCE THE FORGING OF DIPLOMATIC TIES BETWEEN CHINA AND THE U.S. 30 YEARS AGO. THEY EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT A SERIES OF EVENTS TO MARK THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WOULD BE SUCCESSFUL. PRESIDENT HU AGREED WITH BUSH'S POSITIVE COMMENTS ON CHINA-U.S. RELATIONS AND HAILED HIS EFFORTS TO DEVELOP A CONSTRUCTIVE AND COOPERATIVE SINO-U.S. RELATIONSHIP. IN THE NEW HISTORICAL PERIOD OF TIME, CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES, THROUGH THEIR JOINT EFFORTS, WILL SURELY BE ABLE TO STAY FIRM IN THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF THE CHINA-U.S. CONSTRUCTIVE AND COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIP AND PROMOTE SOUND, STABLE, ALL-ROUND AND IN-DEPTH DEVELOPMENT OF BILATERAL TIES, HU NOTED.

BUSH, FOR HIS PART, SAID CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES HAVE ENGAGED IN GOOD COOPERATION OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS WHICH DESERVES CONGRATULATION. THE U.S. PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS PLEASED THAT HE HAS CONDUCTED SATISFACTORY COOPERATION WITH PRESIDENT HU DURING HIS PRESIDENCY.

ON THE MIDDLE EAST SITUATION, HU SAID CHINA IS SERIOUSLY CONCERNED OVER THE ESCALATION OF THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT AND WORSENING OF THE VOLATILE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND IS DEEPLY WORRIED ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS TAKING PLACE IN THE GAZA STRIP. CHINA CALLS ON ALL THE PARTIES CONCERNED TO IMMEDIATELY STOP MILITARY ACTION AND ARMED CONFLICTS, PROMOTE THE RELAXATION OF TENSION IN THE REGION AND CREATE CONDITIONS FOR A SOLUTION TO THE CONFLICT BY POLITICAL MEANS, HU SAID.

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