Chinese president's marked achievements during visit to Canada

13:57, June 25, 2010      

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Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao(L) shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper as they hold talks in Ottawa,Canada,June 24,2010.(Xinhua/Fan Rujun)

Chinese President Hu Jintao has scored remarkable achievements during his state visit to Canada.

During the visit, the two countries reached a wide range of important consensus, reaffirming their commitment to develop the Sino-Canadian strategic partnership and pledging to increase bilateral trade to 60 billion U.S. dollars by 2015.

China also announced that it will establish a China Cultural Center in Canada and invite 100 local Canadian educational officers and headmasters of primary and middle schools to visit China this year and 100 Canadian middle school students to attend a summer camp in China next year.

Meanwhile, government departments and enterprises of the two countries signed ten memorandums of understanding (MOU) and cooperation documents, which include:

-- a MOU on the establishment of a Working Group on Environmental Protection and Energy Conservation under the China-Canada Joint Economic and Trade Commission;

-- a MOU on facilitating Chinese tourist groups' travel to Canada;

-- a cooperative arrangement on quality supervision, inspection and quarantine;

-- a MOU on cooperation in combating crimes between China's public security ministry and Canadian police;

-- the Syncrude Equity Transfer Closing Agreement;

-- a framework agreement between China National Petroleum and Natural Gas Corporation and EnCana Corporation;

-- a MOU between the Export-Import Bank of China and Canada's Public Mobile Inc.;

-- a framework agreement on strategic cooperation between China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co., Ltd. and Cameco Corporation;

-- Joint Venture Agreement between Chihong Canada Mining Ltd. and Selwyn Resources Ltd.;

-- Cooperation Memo on the Development and Construction of 3M/TPA Potash Production Base in Canada.

President Hu is paying a three-day state visit to Canada on June 23-25 at the invitation of Governor-General of Canada Michaelle Jean.

Source:Xinhua


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