China-Europe freight train carrying medical supplies arrives in Paris

Added On June 24, 2020

It is the first freight train dedicated to transport protective materials against COVID-19 directly from China to France. Departing on June 4 from the city of Nanchang in eastern China, the train has run over 11,920 kilometers through 7 countries before delivering some 20 million surgical masks and gloves, water-soluble bags, contactless gel dispensers and other equipment. Lyazid Benhami, vice-president of the Paris Association of French-Chinese Friendship said that in this period of health crisis, they are pleased to note that this important volume of materials transported to France is up to meet the demand and needs of consumers and the market. Benhami also noted that the China-Europe freight train opens an opportunity for boosting the trade between France and China. And the 'win-win' approach is very real for everyone. Initiated in 2011, the China-Europe rail transport service is seen as an important part of the Belt and Road Initiative to boost trade between China and the countries participating in the program.