Hu to visit Austria, attend G20 summit

Updated: 2011-10-28 15:27


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BEIJING - Chinese President Hu Jintao will pay a state visit to Austria and attend the G20 summit, which is scheduled to be held in Cannes, France, from Oct 30 to Nov 4.

President Hu was invited by both Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, which is taking the G20 rotating presidency, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu announced Friday.

The G20 summit, which groups the world's major economies, becomes a multilateral platform for advancing global economic cooperation.

The Cannes summit is expected to help restore market confidence amid the critical time for world economic recovery and the European debt crisis.

The G20 now comprises major developed economies including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, and others such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, and plus the European Union.