On May 18, 2023, the heads of state of China and the five Central Asian countries will gather in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, to attend the China-Central Asia Summit. This is the first major home diplomatic event hosted by China this year, and it is also the first offline meeting between the heads of state of China and the five Central Asian countries. What is the significance of this summit in promoting cooperation between these nations?
"The relationship and cooperation between China and Central Asian countries are deepening and improving, but there are some problems that must be solved in a timely manner. To cooperate on such a mechanism and institutionalized platform, the leaders of the state need to lead at this time."
"These countries in Central Asia have actively participated in the 'Belt and Road' initiative, and have connected their countries' national strategies with our the 'Belt and Road' initiative. Now that the 'Belt and Road' construction is on its 10th anniversary, we also need to sum up these ten years of the 'Belt and Road' initiative. "
"In the past ten years, I have witnessed the rapid development of China. Now I have this awareness, that our country also needs to learn like China, to develop like China."