Xi to chair China-Central Asia Summit

President Xi Jinping chairs a summit via video link to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and five Central Asian countries in Beijing, on Jan 25, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The China-Central Asia Summit will be held on May 18 and 19 in Xi'an, Shaanxi province. Chinese President Xi Jinping will chair the summit, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced here on Monday.

At China's invitation, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan, President Sadyr Japarov of Kyrgyzstan, President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan will be attending the summit, Hua said.