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Hu: Talks with Obama candid, constructive, fruitful

Chinese President Hu Jintao said in Beijing Tuesday that his talks with US President Barack Obama were candid, constructive and fruitful.

At a joint press conference with Obama after the talks, Hu said he had "very good talks" with the US president, and that they made a deep exchange of views on the China-US relationship and major international and regional issues of common concern and reached consensus on many important issues.

Hu said both Obama and he believed that international cooperation needs to be strengthened at a time when the international situation continues profound and complex changes, global challenges keep increasing and interdependence between nations intensifies.

Under the new circirmstances, China and the United States have more comprehensive shared interests, and a more extensive prospect for cooperation on a series of major issues involving the peace and development of the humankind, Hu said.

Hu said he and Obama gave positive remarks on the development of the China-US relationship since the inauguration of the new US administration, and they agreed to strengthen dialogue, communication and cooperation from a strategic and far-sighted perspective, and to make joint efforts to build a positive, cooperative and comprehensive China-US relationship, so as to promote world peace, stability and prosperity.