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Obama calls Chinese Prez; discusses climate change conf

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 13:51

Washington: US President Barack Obama
telephoned his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao to discuss with
him the bilateral issues and ways to make the Copenhagen
climate change conference successful.

"Both leaders acknowledged each is taking significant
actions to confront climate change and reduce emissions," the
White House said in statement on Thursday here after the two leaders
spoke on Tuesday.

"President Obama noted the importance of working
toward a successful outcome at the December Copenhagen
Conference and the importance of leadership from the United
States and China in that regard," the statement said.

"To that end, the two Presidents committed to having
their teams redouble efforts to work with each other and other
countries to achieve success at Copenhagen," it said.

Obama is scheduled to visit China next month – his
first to the Asian giant as the US President.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 13:51
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