Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / China / Latest

Highlights from Xi'an summit

By XU WEI | China Daily | Updated: 2023-05-20 07:07
Share - WeChat
President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote address at the China-Central Asia Summit held in the city of Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province on Friday, May 19, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

China and the five Central Asian countries agreed to a list of out comes for their summit in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, on Friday, and the following are the highlights:

• Establish a head-of-state meeting mechanism.

• Establish ministerial-level meeting mechanisms in priority areas, including foreign ministers, economic and trade ministers and ministers of agriculture.

• Study the feasibility of establishing a permanent secretariat of the China-Central Asia Mechanism.

• Step up the alignment between the Belt and Road Initiative with the initiatives and development strategies of the five Central Asian countries.

• Formulate a strategy for dialogue on the new economy between China and Central Asia.

• Promote connectivity in digital economy and green infrastructure.

• Upgrade investment agreements between China and Central Asian countries.

• Gradually increase the number of civil aviation and cargo flights between China and Central Asian countries in an orderly manner.

• Study the possibility of introducing a travel card for business travelers as part of the China-Central Asia cooperation mechanism.

• Upgrade the facilities of existing ports between China and the five countries.

• A fast lane for customs clearance at border ports will cover all categories of agricultural produce.

• Promote easier customs clearance and one-stop services for international trade.

• Move forward construction of a China-Central Asia transportation corridor, and promote railway transportation.

• Improve transportation infrastructure, including constructing new sections and upgrading existing China-Central Asia railways and roads.

• Complete the feasibility study of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway as soon as possible, and expedite construction of the railway.

• Guarantee the smooth operation of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan highway, and ensure the normal operations of the China-Tajikistan-Uzbekistan highway and the highway connecting western Europe and western China.

• Increase the categories of China's imports of Central Asian agricultural produce, and cooperate on smart agriculture and step up the exchange of experiences on water-saving and green technologies.

• Exchange experiences in agricultural modernization, the establishment of urban and rural production chains and implementation of poverty reduction measures. Enhance cooperation on poverty reduction, including the roll-out of effective social aid policies and conducting exchanges between experts.

• Establish a China-Central Asia Energy Development Partnership, and all sides will ensure the stable operation of the China-Central Asia natural gas pipeline.

• Carry out cooperation in the field of renewable energy.

• Cooperate through joint archaeological projects, cultural heritage protection and restoration, museum exchanges, and the recovery and return of lost cultural relics.

• China will invite the five Central Asian countries to participate in the implementation of the "Cultural Silk Road" program.

• Study the possibility of jointly formulating China-Central Asia tourism routes.

• Support the initiative to establish an international specialized multilateral biosafety agency under the auspices of the United Nations.

• Promote exchanges between universities and college students, and the two sides will hold youth cultural festivals, forums and sports events.

• China will provide government scholarships to Central Asian countries and organize professionals in related fields to study in China.

• Expand cooperation in high-tech fields such as artificial intelligence, smart cities, big data and cloud computing.

• The six nations will implement green measures to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349