China hopes to increase cargo flow with Azerbaijani companies’ help
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 10
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
China hopes that the cargo flow to the country via railway will increase with help of Azerbaijani companies' products, Yang Weihong, section head at China's State Railways Administration, told Trend.
He noted that the Trans-Caspian transportation route is developing very well as part of the revival of the Great Silk Road and the volume of cargo transportation via this corridor is large enough.
"China pays great attention to cooperation with the countries (Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan) through which this corridor runs," said Weihong. "We hope that the cooperation will be even more successful."
He pointed out that China wants to make joint efforts with Azerbaijan for promoting the 'One Belt, One Road' strategy.
"We welcome Azerbaijani companies' intentions to work with China and continue the cooperation," said Weihong. "The volume of cargo flow from China to Europe is large enough. However, fewer goods are transported in the opposite direction. We hope that Azerbaijani companies will help increase the cargo flow in the opposite direction."
He expressed confidence that a large number of container trains will run on the Trans-Caspian route, as there is a very close cooperation between Chinese and Azerbaijani railway authorities in this sphere.
"Currently, China pays great attention to the development of cargo transportation by containers to Europe. It is a priority for us," said Weihong. "Chinese railway companies are analyzing the potential volumes of cargo which can be regularly transported via the corridor and there will be concrete figures soon."
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