mandag 15. februar 2016

Tehran welcomes the arrival of a Silk Road train from China

The first train to connect China and Iran arrived in Tehran yesterday. It was loaded with Chinese goods, reviving the ancient Silk Road, the Iranian railway company said. The train, carrying 32 containers of products from eastern Zhejiang Province, took 14 days to make the 9,500 kilometer journey through Kazakstan and Turkmenistan. “The arrival of this train in less than 14 days is unprecedented,” said the head of the Iranian railway company, Mohsen Pourseyed Aqayi. “The revival of the Silk Road is crucial for the countries on its route,” he said at a ceremony at Tehran’s rail station attended by the ambassadors of China and Turkmenistan.