President Hu Jintao met Thursday with Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson to exchange views on bilateral relations and reforms of the UN.
Hu, who is at the UN headquarters in New York attending the UN's 60th anniversary summit, spoke positively of the ties between the two countries and said China will work with Sweden to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields.
Agreeing with Hu on the development of the two countries' relations, Persson said Sweden will always adhere to the one-China policy.
Hu said China supports necessary reforms of the UN and such reforms should be conducive to improving the UN's efficiency and authority and give priority to the growth of developing countries.
He said China also supports necessary reforms of the UN Security Council, which should be designed to give more representation to developing countries.
Persson said it is imperative to reform the UN, and the reform of the UN Security Council is not the only content of the UN reforms.
He said Sweden, as the chair country of the 60th session of the UN General Assembly, will keep close contacts with China in this regard.
(Xinhua News Agency September 16, 2005)