China-Central Asia Summit: Kazakh, Tajik leaders arrive in Xi’an

The plane with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev aboard, arrives at an airport in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, on May 17, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

XI'AN – Tajik President Emomali Rahmon arrived in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, on Wednesday afternoon for the China-Central Asia Summit, which is scheduled for May 18 and 19. 

The summit is expected to welcome presidents of five Central Asian countries, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Rahmon is the second to arrive in Xi'an, following Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's arrival.

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A team of 190 performers, including Shaanxi folk dancers, are at the airport to greet the Central Asian leaders.