On May 18, President Xi Jinping met in Xi’an with President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov who is in China for the China-Central Asia Summit.
President Xi welcomed President Berdimuhamedov to China for the China-Central Asia Summit. He recalled President Berdimuhamedov's successful state visit to China in January this year, during which they announced that the bilateral relationship be elevated to a comprehensive strategic partnership and that a community with a shared future be practiced at the bilateral level, opening a new chapter in China-Turkmenistan relations.
For China, the year 2023 is the first year to fully implement the guiding principles set out at the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The CPC will rally and lead the Chinese people in advancing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization. Turkmenistan recently held successful parliamentary elections, concluding an important domestic political agenda. The country is marching toward the “revival of a new era of a powerful state” under President Berdimuhamedov's leadership.
Over the past 31 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, China and Turkmenistan have carried out friendly cooperation based on the principles of mutual respect and mutual benefit. The bilateral relationship enjoys enormous potential and broad prospects. China is ready to work with Turkmenistan to keep bringing the relationship forward for greater benefits of the two peoples.