In this March 20, 2018 photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves to deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China. The Chinese leader will pay state visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan from June 12 to 16, according to officials. (LAN HONGGUANG / XINHUA)
BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan from June 12 to 16, according to China’s foreign ministry.
From June 12 to 14, Xi will pay a state visit to Kyrgyzstan and attend the 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to be held in the capital city of Bishkek, Lu Kang, spokesperson for the ministry, said in a statement on Sunday.
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From June 14 to 16, the Chinese leader will attend the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, and pay a state visit to the country, he added.
Xi is paying the visits at the invitation of Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, according to Lu.
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