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Published: 09:37, May 18, 2023 | Updated: 13:22, May 18, 2023
Central Asian leaders arrive in Xi'an for China-C. Asia Summit
By Xinhua
Published:09:37, May 18, 2023 Updated:13:22, May 18, 2023 By Xinhua

Tourists take photos with an installation of the China-Central Asia Summit in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, May 16, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

XI'AN - The presidents of five Central Asian countries have all arrived in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, to attend the China-Central Asia Summit, which is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

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.

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

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon arrives in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on May 17, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov arrives in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, on May 17, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

They were greeted by folk performances including waist drum and Yangge dances at the Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrives in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, May 18, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

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)

Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov arrives in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, May 18, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Japarov on Thursday.

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Xi also held talks with Tokayev earlier on Wednesday after his arrival. The Chinese leader warmly welcomed Tokayev to China for the summit and his state visit. 

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