Senior CPC leader meets German president (2)

08:32, April 14, 2010      

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Li Changchun (R), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, meets with German President Horst Kohler in Berlin, April 13, 2010. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

In the spirit of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, China was ready to, with joint efforts from the German side, apprehend and care for the core interests of each other, deepen political mutual trust, boost economic ties and cultural exchanges, and strengthen coordination in international and regional affairs, for the well-being of the people of both countries and the world's lasting peace and prosperity, Li said.

He also briefed Koehler on China's current economic situation and plans to change the pattern of economic growth.

Koehler said that he looks forward to meeting President Hu during his visit to China and attending the Shanghai World Expo. When maintaining rapid economic growth, China has made great efforts to improve people's living standard and seek balanced social development, he noted.

The president said various global challenges, such as climate change, called for strengthened cooperation and coordination among all countries. Germany attaches great importance to China's role in international affairs, and sincerely hopes to work with China for a comprehensive, balanced and sustainable development of the world, he stressed.
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