OBOR Initiative

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

  1. Context: first long distance cargo train connecting Iran and China has arrived in Tehran after starting its journey from China
  2. Journey: from China’s eastern Zhejiang province and it took 14 days to reach final destination
  3. Distance: around 9,500-kilometre 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 after they had agreed to build economic ties worth up to 600 billion dollars
  6. China is Iran’s biggest trading partner and accounts for its one third of foreign trade

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  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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