China, Turkmenistan elevate ties to strategic partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Sept 15, 2022. (ZHAI JIANLAN / XINHUA)

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov in Beijing on Friday, and the two heads of state announced the elevation of China-Turkmenistan relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.