In January, President Hu Jintao paid a successful state visit to the United States. The whole year's diplomacy got off to a good start. In April, the BRICS Leaders' Meeting will be held in China. In June, we will have the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's 10th anniversary summit. In October, the East Asia Summit will be held. And in November, the G20 will convene a summit in France, and the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting will be held in the United States. All these are important international conferences. We will make thoughtful arrangements for Chinese leaders' attendance at those meetings.
The international security situation is on the whole stable. At the same time, however, destabilizing factors and uncertainties have increased. In spite of differences and disagreements between countries over issues of one kind or another, they have become more interconnected and interdependent. Consensus has developed among great numbers of countries to pursue security and promote development through cooperation.