November 11th, 2010
02:59 AM ET
Delivered before their bilateral meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea PRESIDENT OBAMA: Just to address the press very quickly. It’s wonderful to see Program Hu once again. We were just noting that it’s the seventh time we’ve had an opportunity to meet. And the U.S.-China relationship I think has become stronger over the last several years.
I am very much looking forward to hosting President Hu in Washington. And in the meantime, we have created a structure - a Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in which our teams have been working on a whole range of issues. And we’re seeing significant progress.
So I look forward to this meeting and I'm glad to see you again.
PRESIDENT HU: (As translated.) The Chinese side stands ready to work with the U.S. side to increase dialogue, exchanges, and cooperation so that we can move forward the China-U.S. relationship on a positive, cooperative and comprehensive track.
I’d like to thank President Obama for inviting me to visit the United States early next year. The competent departments in our two countries are making preparations for the visit. I hope and do believe that the visit will be successful.
This evening the G20 Seoul Summit will be opened. I believe that with the concerted efforts of all the parties, the summit in Seoul will produce positive outcomes.