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Remarks from Pre-Meeting of Presidents Barak Obama & Hu Jintao

By , September 23, 2009

Today, after the U.N. General Assembly meeting, Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao met for a one-on-one meeting to discuss issues pertaining to the U.S.-China relationship.  Although the meeting was off the record, below is the official transcript of their remarks prior to their private discussion.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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For Immediate Release                        September 22, 2009

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA

AND CHINESE PRESIDENT HU JINTAO

BEFORE MEETING

Waldorf Astoria Hotel

New York, New York

3:47 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  We welcome your delegation to New York.  I’m sorry that I didn’t have a chance to see you in L’Aquila, but your Councilor Dai did an excellent job representing your country.

I also have to say that I enjoyed seeing Vice Premier Wang as well as Councilor Dai at the SED meeting.  And Vice President Biden and I both had excellent meetings with Chairman Wu two weeks ago in the White House.  I should also mention that Vice Premier Wang showed me his jump shot, which is excellent.  (Laughter.)  How do you say “basketball shot” in Chinese?  (Laughter.)

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