China and five Central Asian countries have agreed to expand their cooperation at the close of a two-day China-Central Asia summit in the eastern Chinese city of Xi’an.
China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan agreed on Friday to promote cooperation “all along the line’’ in commerce and trade, investment and industry as well as agriculture and energy.
China’s president and communist party leader, Xi Jinping, welcomed the presidents of the five Central Asian countries on Thursday with a ceremony and a joint dinner.
Xinhua reported that the leaders agreed to regularly hold similar meetings in the future.
The next China-Central Asia summit was planned for 2025 in Kazakhstan.