First Cargo Train On Afghanistan-China Rail Reaches Destination Country
Umer Jamshaid 11 days ago Tue 10th September 2019 | 11:00 AM
KABUL (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 10th September, 2019) The first train loaded with Afghan export goods on Tuesday entered the Chinese territory by rail through Kazakhstan, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and China's ambassadors to Afghanistan along with Afghan Minister of Transport Yama Yari participated in the arrival ceremony, marking the cargo delivery and praising it as an important step in promoting trade between Beijing and Kabul.
The exports will reach the designated destination in the east of China in the next four days. The train is expected to cover about 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles). Meanwhile, it takes 45 days for cargo from the Pakistani port of Karachi to get to China, which makes the route through Hairatan port cheaper and shorter.