FMs to meet in Xi'an for preparation of first China-Central Asia summit
Updated 15:51, 26-Apr-2023

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang will chair the fourth China-Central Asia Foreign Ministers' Meeting on April 27.

The meeting, which will be held in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, is tasked with making comprehensive political preparations for the successful convening of the first China-Central Asia Summit, Mao Ning, spokesperson for the ministry, told a regular press briefing in Beijing.

The foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and the first deputy foreign minister of Turkmenistan will travel to China for the meeting.

During the meeting, the six parties will exchange views on cooperation in various fields between China and Central Asia, and international and regional issues of common concern as well as the arrangements of the summit, said Mao.

When the third version of the meeting was held in June 2022, all parties agreed to establish a China-Central Asia heads of state meeting mechanism.

(Cover: File photo of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang. /CFP)

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