Haq said Pakistan had briefed Kato about the security situation in the region and hoped the G-8 summit
would take note of it.
The bilateral talks followed the three-day G-8 summit
, to which Hu was invited to attend an outreach dialogue with the leaders of the major powers -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States -- as one of five leaders of emerging nations.
The decision to hold these meetings, from spring next year through June, comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe picked on Monday the Lake Toya hot-spring resort area in the town of Toyako on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido as the venue for the G-8 summit
Japan is making special efforts to take up Asian issues as the sole Asian member of the G-8 summit
The issues have been taken up in past annual G-8 summits
The G-8 summit
comes amid uncertainty in the fate of debt-plagued Greece as its decision to hold new elections next month has fanned market fears that Athens may not implement austerity measures stipulated as necessary for an international bailout.
Earlier this month, while on a visit to her home country Italy, where she went with President Sarkozy to attend the G-8 summit
, France's Italian-born First Lady wore similar simple outfits, including a pale pink ensemble during a press conference in Rome.
EDS: INCORPORATING EARLIER STORY HEADLINED 'CHINESE LEADER HU TO SKIP G-8 SUMMIT
DUE TO SITUATION IN XINJIANG, CHANGING DATELINE)
Erdogan returned to Turkish capital of Ankara from Italy where he held formal talks and attended the G-8 Summit
Japan's advanced energy conservation and environmental technologies will be demonstrated to reporters coming from various countries to cover the G-8 summit
where environmental conservation will be one of the key topics, METI said.
AT July's G-8 summit
meeting in Russia, as conflict heated up between Israel and the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, a microphone picked up a candid moment between George W.
At the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Bush will travel to northeastern Germany in advance of his participation in the G-8 Summit