Kazakhstan and China emphasize strengthening cooperation on cross-border rail freight and the Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor
Port of Alashankou (Photo: Beijing Daily)

On the eve of the China-Central Asia Summit, the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokaev visited Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. In a joint statement – released by Xinhua News Agency –  the two countries emphasized the deepening of cooperation in the field of “Belt and Road” Initiative (BRI) and Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor (TITR).

The two sides expressed support for their enterprises to invest in each other, and are ready to further improve the transparency, stability and predictability of investment policies.

They are willing to improve the capacity of cross-border cargo transportation and port border crossings, deepen practical cooperation on China-Europe freight trains and the Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor, and promote land-sea multimodal transport.

The two sides agreed to promote cooperation to stabilize supply chains, actively explore and study the possibility of a third cross-border railroad and additional railway ports, jointly develop the Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor, and further strengthen railway cooperation between China and the Eurasian region.