Wen says he'll attend G20 meeting

Oct. 25, 2008 at 6:54 AM

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, fresh off the Asia-Europe summit, says he will also attend the G20 meeting being called to tackle the global economic crisis.

"We will discuss with world leaders on measures to cope with the financial crisis in a pragmatic and cooperative manner," Wen told Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news agency, at the end of a two-day summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting on the financial crisis in Beijing.

The G20 meeting is set for Nov. 15 in Washington.

"I think what we should do to cope with the crisis can be summarized as confidence, cooperation and responsibility," he said. "We are very glad to see that many countries have taken measures that have initially proved effective. But this is not enough given the current situation, and more needs to be done."

Wen told Xinhua the Asia-Europe summit succeeded in sending an important message to the world of "firm confidence, and I think confidence is the source of power to overcome difficulties."

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