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President Hu to attend meeting of dialogues between G8 and developing countries

01.01.70

Chinese President Hu Jintao will attend a meeting of dialogues between the Group of Eight (G8) and developing countries in St. Petersburg in July at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Jiang Yu announced at a regular press conference here Tuesday that China maintains that the developed countries and the developing nations should collectively respond to the global challenges as equal partners in order to achieve a win-win outcome.

According to Jiang, the dialogues will cover issues relevant to energy security, education, the development of Africa and the prevention and control of communicable diseases.

The Chinese side hopes that the meeting will advance the positive progress of international cooperation in the relevant spheres in compliance with the principles of equality and mutual benefit, seeking common ground while reserving differences, and making active, substantial efforts and conducting cooperation so as to attain the win-win outcome.

Acknowledging both China and the G8 are important members of the international community and that China remains to be a developing nation, Jiang said China is willing to enhance dialogue and cooperation with G8.

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Halter Marek

02.12.06

Halter Marek
Le College de France
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Olivier Giscard dEstaing
COPAM, France
Mika Ohbayashi

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Mika Ohbayashi
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Bill Pace

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Bill Pace
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy
Peter I. Hajnal

01.12.06

Peter I. Hajnal
Toronto University, G8 Research Group