On the afternoon of September 14, 2010, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank (WB) at the Great Hall of the People.
Hu said China values the work the World Bank has done in poverty eradication and development and fully acknowledges the achievements made in China-WB cooperation. China will consider the international economic situation and China's economic development strategy in deepening and expanding cooperation with the World Bank based on mutual benefit, said Hu. He added China will continue to use the capital, knowledge and experience of the World Bank to expand opening-up and achieve comprehensive, coordinated and sustainable economic and social development in China. Hu also said China hopes to work with the international community including the World Bank to strengthen dialogue and coordination on macro-economic policy. He also said China hopes to build a fair, just, inclusive and orderly international economic new order and achieve a strong, sustainable and balanced growth of the world economy.
Zoellick thanked President Hu for taking time out of his busy schedule to meet with him. He spoke highly of the enormous achievements China has made in economic, social development and other sectors over the past 30 years of reform and opening up. He expressed satisfaction with the sound cooperative relations between the World Bank and China. He said the World Bank will continue to enhance loan and knowledge cooperation with China to improve its economy and the Chinese people's living standards and build a harmonious world.
Minister of Finance Xie Xuren and other officials were present at the meeting.