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Hu Jintao meets U.S. House Speaker(05/27/09)

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with visiting U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Beijing on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
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BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday met with visiting U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Hu highlighted the remarkable progress in bilateral ties since the two nations forged diplomatic relations 30 years ago, saying the two had "worked closer" on many fields in the new century.

He recalled his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in London last month, saying the two had agreed to promote a "positive," "cooperative" and "comprehensive" relationship to set the tone for development of bilateral ties.

China was willing, along with the United States, to make unremitting efforts to forge a positive, cooperative and comprehensive bilateral relationship in the 21st century, Hu said, stressing that mutual effort should be made based on equality and mutual respect.

He said differences could be handled through dialogue and consultation.

Hu also voiced support for further exchange and cooperation between the two legislatures.

Pelosi said U.S.-China ties were of high significance, expressing the hope that her visit would help promote mutual understanding and step up cooperation in fields such as energy, the environment and climate change.

As a guest of Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of China's top legislature, the National People's Congress, Pelosi arrived in China on Sunday.



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