Chinese President Hu Jintao left Rostock for Stockholm on Friday after attending the outreach session of the Group of Eight (G8) in Heiligendamm, northern Germany.
President Hu traveled from Heiligendamm to Rostock, northeast Germany, where he took a special plane for the Swedish capital for a state visit to the Nordic country.
In Heiligendamm, leaders of G8 and China, Brazil, India, South Africa and Mexico discussed at the outreach session a wide range of issues, such as the world economy, innovation and protection of intellectual property rights, freedom of investment and social responsibility, energy and climate change, and the development of Africa.
On the sidelines of the meeting, the Chinese president met leaders of G8 members and leaders of other developing countries who had been invited to the outreach session. They exchanged views on bilateral relations and major world and regional issues.
President Hu also attended a group meeting with the leaders of Brazil, India, South Africa and Mexico in Berlin Thursday.