Special report: President Xi visits four Central Asian countries, attends G20, SCO summits
BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing Tuesday morning for state visits to Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as summits of the Group of Twenty (G20) and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Xi is making the visits at the invitation of Turkmenian President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Uzbek President Islam Karimov and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev.
The Chinese president will attend the eighth Leaders' Summit of G20 to be held in St. Petersburg from Sept. 5 to 6, at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
He will also attend the 13th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of SCO in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, on Sept. 13, at the invitation of Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev.