Letzte Aktualisierung: September 14, 2022
Xi embarks on Central Asia trip – at the same time as Pope Francis
Xi Jinping embarked on his trip to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan today, Wednesday. It is Xi's first foreign visit since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic two and a half years ago. Both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with China this year. Both countries are important hubs for Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia.