BEIJING: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday met Premier Wen Jiabao for the last official talks of his trip to China, aimed at solidifying ties with the rising Asian giant.
Obama and Wen hailed efforts by both sides to build a new, in-depth partnership as they sat down for discussions before a working lunch in Beijing.
"Dialogue is better than confrontation and partnership is better than rivalry," Wen said in his opening remarks.
"I sincerely hope that by making this visit to China, Mr President, we will be able to take the comprehensive, cooperative relationship between the two countries to a new level."
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Source: Agence France Presse (through Channel NewsAsia), "Obama meets Wen as trip winds down," November 18, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1018965/1/.h...