Monday, October 6, 2008

Chinese, Australian premiers discuss relations, international issues

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Australian counterpart Kevin Rudd, in a phone conversation on Monday, exchanged opinions on relations between their two countries as well as the international financial crisis and climate change.

Wen spoke positively of the development of the mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Australia.

He said China is willing to work with Australia to intensify coordination and cooperation, and meet the complicated global challenges in a bid to promote harmonious and sustainable development of the world.

The Australian prime minister lauded China's position and active role in handling the international financial crisis.

Rudd said the international community should strengthen cooperation to establish and improve the mechanism to guarantee the transparency and consistency of the international financial system.

Australia would like to work with China to reinforce exchanges and cooperation in international finance and in multilateral and bilateral fields, he added.

Source: Xinhua

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