Central Asian leaders arrive in China for China-Central Asia Summit

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Central Asian leaders arrive in China for China-Central Asia Summit

Tourists take photos with an installation of the China-Central Asia summit in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, May 16, 2023. The presidents of five Central Asian countries have arrived in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, to attend the China-Central Asia summit, which is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

The Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, and Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov arrived on Wednesday. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov arrived on Thursday for talks with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

On May 17th, 2023, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrives in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province. PHOTO: XINHUA Tajik President Emomali Rahmon arrives in Shaanxi province, northwest China's Shaanxi province, on May 17, 2023. PHOTO XINHUA Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov arrives on May 17th, 2023 in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province. PHOTO XINHUA They were greeted by folk performances, including waist drum and Yangge dances, at the Xi'an Xianyang International AirportXi'an Xianyang International Airport.

Shaanxi folk dancers perform during a welcoming ceremony for Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, May 18, 2023. PHOTO XINHUA XI also held talks after his arrival with Tokayev on Wednesday. China's leader welcomed Tokayev to China for the summit and his state visit.