China, Canada pledge closer ties
China and Canada Thursday pledged joint efforts
to advance bilateral cooperation in an all-round manner and further
promote their strategic partnership. Chinese President Hu Jintao met
separately with Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean and Prime
Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa on a state visit and the two sides
signed cooperation agreements aimed at bringing ties closer.
India PM: global recovery still fragile
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned
Friday that the global economic recovery was still fragile as he
headed for a G20 summit of world leaders in Canada. Singh’s warning
came as European countries including Britain, France and Germany
press ahead with stiff spending cuts despite US fears that slashing
budgets too quickly could threaten the nascent pick-up in growth.
Africa seeks secure seat at G8-G20 table
Every year they come back, a small hand-picked
group of African leaders, invited to represent their troubled
continent at the G8 summit of the world’s most powerful nations.