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Chinese Premier meets foreign dignitaries ahead of global summit(07/02/09)

 

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets with some prominent foreign politicians who are here for an upcoming think-tank summit in Beijing, capital of China, July 2, 2009. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
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BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday met with a number of prominent foreign politicians in town for an upcoming think-tank summit in Beijing.

The dignitaries included former President of the European Commission Romano Prodi, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Director-General of World Intellectual Property Organization Francis Gurry, Secretary General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Supachai Panitchpakdi.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R, front) shakes hands with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger after their meeting in Beijing, capital of China, July 2, 2009. Wen Jiabao met with some prominent foreign politicians who are here for an upcoming think-tank summit on Thursday. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
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They are scheduled to attend the "Global Think Tank Summit" which will run from Friday to Saturday. The event will gather representatives from more than 100 organizations around the world.

The summit is organized by China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), a non-governmental research and consulting organization created in this March and headed by former Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan.

At the summit, attendees are expected to discuss the global economic downturn and ways to facilitate the recovery of the world economy.


 

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R, front) shakes hands with Robert Mundell, a famous economist who is dubbed "father of the euro", after their meeting in Beijing, capital of China, July 2, 2009. Wen Jiabao met with some prominent foreign politicians who are here for an upcoming think-tank summit on Thursday. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

 


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