Chinese authorities welcome Ukraine’s steps on establishing new route of the “Silk Road” for cargo delivery to China bypassing the Russian Federation, said official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Hua Chunying Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Dilova Stolytsya.
According to her, this route is of great importance for the development of infrastructure and trade in this economic area. Thus, Beijing welcomes the development of all available routes in the region connecting China with Europe.
It should be recalled that the first experimental container train has departed from Ilyichivsk sea port to China on January 15, 2016, having established a new route of the “Silk Road”. The route goes from Ukraine through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to China. Ukraine developed the route, because Russia fully halted the transit of goods from Ukraine through its territory from January 4, 2016.