OBOR Initiative

China’s 1st Silk Road train to reach Afghanistan on Sept. 9

  1. The train left China’s eastern city of Nantong on August 25, to cover a 15 day journey to Hairatan, on Afghanistan’s border with Uzbekistan
  2. Significance: Shows Beijing’s effort to consolidate ties with Kabul, as part of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative along the ancient Silk Road
  3. Also its efforts to establish to secure transportation links along the New Silk Road, linking Asia with Europe
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