1st Turkish cargo train reaches China

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Added On December 24, 2020

The first cargo train from Turkey to China has arrived in the Chinese city of Xi'an.

 
Let's take a look.
 
Carrying refrigerators, the cargo train traveled over 8,000 km after leaving Istanbul on December 4th.
 
According to the Xi'an International Trade & Logistics Park, the cargo is worth about 10.4 million yuan, or about 1.59 million U.S. dollars. 
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) ABDULKADIR EMIN ONEN, Turkish Ambassador to China:   
 
"This joyous occasion marks the revival of the historical ties between Turkey and China. The railway connection between China and Europe has become even more vital during the pandemic since freight trains play a crucial role in stabilizing the international logistics supply chain."
 
The ambassador also noted the railway connection between Turkey and China will boost economic activity across Eurasia.     
 
China-Europe freight trains to and from Xi'an saw more than 3,400 trips in the first 11 months of this year, almost doubling the figure for the same period last year.