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Chinese President Arrives In Bishkek

Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured here at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg on September 4, 2013 (file photo)
Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Bishkek on September 10 for his first state visit to Kyrgyzstan as president.

During his four-day stay, Xi is expected to meet with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Almazbek Atambaev, for talks on furthering bilateral relations and promoting cooperation.

Xi will also attend a Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek scheduled for September 13.

Xi arrived in Kyrgyzstan from neighboring Uzbekistan, where he and Uzbek President Islam Karimov signed agreements worth a reported $15 billion in key Uzbek sectors such as oil, gas, and uranium exploitation.

Xi has already visited Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, and attended the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Based on reporting by Xinhua and