BEIJING: Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday thanked international community including Pakistan for their support to Beijing Olympics Games and their assistance after May 12 devastating earthquake in China. Addressing welcoming lunch in honour of world dignitaries including Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani attending Olympic Games opening ceremony, Hu said in course of bidding and preparing for Games, Chinese government and people received sincere help from governments and people of various countries, as well as strong support from International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Family.
Gilani exchanged good wishes with world leaders on the occasion, expressing firm support of his country for peace and development, meeting common aspirations of their people. He conveyed greetings to Chinese President for holding Olymics, wishing it a successful event.
Hu Jintao reciprocated feelings of goodwill and thanked Gilani for his personal presence on this historical occasion. More than 80 state leaders and royals are attending Olympic Games opening ceremony which began on Friday evening.-SANA