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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Holds a Briefing on U.S. President Obama's Visit to China

On November 17, 2009, the Ministry of Foreign Ministry held a briefing on U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to China. Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei introduced international and regional issues concerning the U.S. president's visit and answered questions from journalists. Director-General Ma Zhaoxu of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs chaired the briefing.

He said President Obama's first state visit to China, which was made at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao, coincided with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-U.S. diplomatic relations and was of great significance to the development of bilateral ties in the new period. The two heads of state held candid, constructive and fruitful talks this morning, exchanging in-depth views on China-U.S. relations as well as major international and regional issues of common concern and reaching a number of important consensuses.

He also answered questions of the journalists from home and abroad on China-U.S. relations, the RMB exchange rate, the global financial crisis and the nuclear issues on the Korean Peninsula and in Iran. About 200 Chinese and foreign journalists attended the briefing.


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