Hu Jintao Arrives in Washington from Seattle, USA

Chinese President Hu Jintao (1st R) is presented a bunch of flowers as he gets off the plane in Washington, capital of the United States, on April 19. (Photo: Xinhua)

After concluding his visit to Seattle, the city in the northwest part of the United States, Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Washington, the capital city, on the evening of April 19.

On the morning of April 20, President George W. Bush will hold a grand ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to welcome President Hu's state visit to the US. Later, the leaders of the two countries will hold talks at the White House to exchange in-depth views on bilateral ties, as well as major international and regional issues of common interest.

Hu arrived in Seattle on April 18, kicking off his visit to the US. During his stay in Seattle, Hu visited the Microsoft Corporation and the Boeing Company in the US and delivered an important speech at the luncheon hosted by the local friendly organizations.

On April 21, Hu will leave for Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, to deliver an important speech.

The US is the first leg of Hu's current tour and he will also pay state visits to Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Nigeria and Kenya.

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