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Asian leaders gather for Boao Forum annual conference


Source: | 04-18-2009 09:28

Special Report:   Boao Forum for Asia 2009

Asian leaders have gathered in the city of Bo'ao, in south China's Hainan province for the eighth Bo'ao Forum for Asia.

Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, met there with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Iranian Vice President, Parviz Davoudi, Myanmar's Prime Minister, General Thein Sein, Mongolian Prime Minister, Sanj Bayar and Kazakhstan's President, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Premier Wen Jiabao says the 3-day forum will increase confidence between Asian countries and strengthen cooperation as they deal with the economic downturn. He is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Bo'ao forum on Saturday.

Asian leaders say the global financial crisis makes this year's session particularly significant. They believe the conference will enhance understanding and cooperation, and boost confidence.

Chinese, Myanmar premiers meet on bilateral ties

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with his Myanmar's counterpart Thein Sein in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, April 17, 2009. Thein Sein arrived here to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 which would be held in Boao, Hainan from April 17 to 19.(Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with his Myanmar's 
counterpart Thein Sein in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, 
April 17, 2009. Thein Sein arrived here to attend the Boao 
Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 which would be
held in Boao, Hainan from April 17 to 19.(Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

SANYA, Hainan, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here on Friday with his Myanmar counterpart Thein Sein in south China's Hainan Province, calling on closer bilateral cooperation in the areas of energy and transportation network construction. Full Story>>

Chinese Premier meets Iran´s first vice president

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Iran's First Vice President Parviz Davoodi in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, April 17, 2009. Davoodi arrived here to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 which would be held in Boao, a scenic town in Hainan, from April 17 to 19.(Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Iran's First Vice 
President Parviz Davoodi in Sanya, south China's Hainan 
Province, April 17, 2009. Davoodi arrived here to attend the
Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 which would 
be held in Boao, a scenic town in Hainan, from April 17 to 19.
(Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

SANYA, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here Friday with Parviz Davoodi, first vice president of Iran, in south China's Hainan Province.

Wen said to develop friendship and cooperation between China and Iran is conducive to the fundamental interests of both countries and world peace and development as well. Full Story>>