China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan railway might be integrated in OBOR

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 03:16 Written by  Heart Of Asia Published in Economy Read 202 times

Speaking in the One Belt, One Road forum in China on May 15, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that China — Kyrgyzstan — Uzbekistan — Afghanistan railway line might be integrated in a One Belt, One Road transport corridor network, the President's press service said.

 

"We are looking forward to implementation of large projects in the spheres of transport, trade, investment, energy and technology in our region, which has the richest natural, industrial and human resources," he said.

The head of state during the roundtable discussion also stressed the need to develop a complex program of cooperation actions in creation of transport and logistics routes linking Central Asia with the Southern, South-Western Asia and the European countries via China and Russia.

Mirziyoyev expressed confidence that the initiative of President Xi Jinping on holding the international forum will allow to form the "active platform of exchanging views and practical cooperation in the framework of One Belt, One Road.

"I am sure that implementation of this large-scale project that today covers more than 60% of the population of the planet will contribute to creation of the single belt of peace and prosperity, cooperation and friendship between our countries and peoples," the President added.