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Chinese president greets world leaders

Aug. 9, 2008 at 5:35 PM

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao greeted foreign leaders in separate meetings on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Included among the foreign leaders at the Great Hall of the People Friday were South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Uzbek President Islam Karimov and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Saturday.

Discussions were held with each leader on topics affecting their nation's relationship with China or international economic and security issues, the report said. All of the leaders then attended the opening ceremonies at National Stadium in north Beijing.

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