Jiang, Bush to Discuss Sino-US Ties: Spokeswoman


Chinese President Jiang Zemin and US President George W. Bush will exchange views on Sino-US relations and other major issues of shared interest during their scheduled meeting in Shanghai later this week.

Zhang Qiyue, spokeswoman of the China Secretariat for APEC 2001, made the remark at a briefing on the agenda of the informal Senior Officials' Meeting Monday morning.

Jiang and Bush are expected to meet in Shanghai during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Economic Leaders' Meeting, and Zhang said, "I don't think there will be any changes in the program."

Zhang added the US president values the APEC Economic Leaders ' Meeting and the Sino-US ties.

The US side announced earlier President Bush had decided to postpone his planned visit to four Asian countries including China because of the new development of the international situation.

Zhang said President Bush will come to Shanghai for the APEC meeting and meet President Jiang and other Chinese leaders. They will have extensive discussions on bilateral ties and other issues of common concern.

(Xinhua News Agency 10/15/2001)









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