Highlights of Chinese president's tour to Brazil

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Chinese President Hu Jintao left Brasilia Thursday for home after attending a summit of the BRIC nations -- Brazil, Russia, India and China, and paying a state visit to Brazil.

Hu headed home earlier than scheduled because of a strong earthquake in northwestern China and postponed visits to Venezuela and Chile.

Hu delivered a speech at the one-day BRIC summit and on its sidelines held talks with Indian prime minister, and his Brazilian, South African and Russian counterparts.

The following are highlights of the several activities of President Hu.

BRASILIA -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed here on Thursday to take the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and India as a good opportunity to further promote the Sino-Indian strategic and cooperative partnership.

Looking back on the development of the bilateral ties in the past six decades, Hu said friendship and cooperation have been the mainstream and unstoppable trend, adding that the two sides are partners instead of rivals.

Hu said the two countries should seek common development and a win-win situation as their common interests far outweigh their differences.

BRASILIA -- Chinese President Hu Jintao, on a state visit to Brazil, met his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva here on Thursday to exchange views on bilateral ties and other issues of common concern, with both vowing to enhance bilateral cooperation.

Hu put forward a three-point proposal on advancing the bilateral ties: firstly, to enhance political mutual trust, secondly, to promote the construction of the cooperation mechanism, and thirdly, to lift the level of strategic cooperation on international affairs.

BRASILIA -- Chinese President Hu Jintao met here Thursday with South African President Jacob Zuma, with both leaders agreeing to promote the strategic partnership between their two countries.

Hu said China was willing to work together with South Africa to inject new impetus into the development of the strategic partnership between the two sides in the following aspects:

-- To intensify bilateral high-level contacts, enhance political mutual trust and strengthen exchanges on statecraft.

-- To boost smooth and healthy development of bilateral trade, expand existing good cooperation in the sectors of mining and finance, and explore new fields of cooperation such as infrastructure construction, clean energy, space technology and nuclear power.

-- To enhance bilateral exchanges in the sectors of education, culture, journalism and tourism.

-- To promote consultation and coordination in international organizations such as the United Nations, and within the multilateral framework including the Group of 20, the climate change process and the Doha round world trade talks, to deal with global challenges together.

BRASILIA -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev vowed on Thursday to jointly push forward the bilateral strategic cooperative partnership.

Hu put forward a four-point proposal on enhancing bilateral cooperation this year: firstly, both countries should increase mutual support on issues concerning each other's core interests to establish solid strategic support and safeguard their mutual interests.

Secondly, China and Russia should maintain coordination and cooperation on international and regional affairs and make good use of such cooperation mechanisms as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRIC to push for change in the international order that favors the interests of the developing countries.

Thirdly, the two countries need to push forward cooperation on major projects and interregional cooperation, and the fourth point is comprehensively deepening people-to-people and cultural exchanges by organizing such activities as the "Year of the Chinese language" in Russia and exploring new ways of cooperation.

BRASILIA -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday urged closer cooperation among the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China), saying that China is ready to host the third BRIC summit to maintain and advance dialogue and cooperation.

He also said on the summit that China's development is a strenuous, peaceful, inclusive, commonly beneficial and responsible process.

Source: Xinhua


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