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Confirmed: Xi Jinping Will Travel to Central Asia this Week

It’s finally been confirmed: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first foreign visit since the beginning of the pandemic will be to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan this week.

In addition to state visits, he’ll also attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand on 15 and 16 September. The official announcement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs didn’t mention whether he’ll meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as widely predicted.

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