OBOR Initiative

China’s Silk Road revival steams ahead as cargo train arrives in Iran


OBORTrain


  1. Context: China’s OBOR project
  2. Journey: from China’s eastern Zhejiang province and it took 14 days to reach final destination
  3. Distance: around 9,500 km distance and passed through two Central Asian countries Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
  4. Significance: It marks the revival the ancient Silk Road and gives impetus to China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR)
  5. Trade: Boost to bilateral trade between both countries – economic ties worth up to 600 billion dollars
  6. China is Iran’s biggest trading partner and accounts for its 1/3rd of foreign trade

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