Chinese President Jiang Zemin and the US
President George W. Bush Wednesday night exchanged views
over the phone on terrorist attacks in some parts of New
York and Washington D.C. as arranged earlier.
Bush thanked Jiang for his message of sympathy
and condolences over the terrorist attacks that took place
in the United States.
Bush said that
international terrorism is a shared threat to world peace,
and he looked forward to working together with President
Jiang and other leaders of the international community to
strengthen cooperation in cracking down on international
The US President hoped that
his country and China would strengthen cooperation within
the Security Council of the United Nations in this regard.
Jiang said that the attacks have not
only brought about a disaster to the US people, but also a
challenge to the world people who cherish a sincere desire
for peace. The Chinese people, like the Americans, strongly
condemn the shocking terrorist activities.
Jiang once again expressed deep
sympathy for the US government, people and family members of
the victims, and heartfelt condolences to the deceased, on
behalf of the Chinese government and people.
He said that China is deeply concerned
about the progress of the rescue work, and is ready to offer
all necessary assistance.
He voiced his
belief that under the leadership of President Bush, the US
people would overcome the current difficulties, well handle
the remaining problems and resume the social and life order
as soon as possible.
He said that China
is ready to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with the US
and the international community in combating all manner of
Jiang also hoped
that the foreign ministers and the permanent missions to the
United Nations of the two countries would strengthen
consultation and cooperation in this regard.