Almaty. June 11.
Information Center - Kazakhstan is an important and reliable partner for the
China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart
Tokayev said, Xinhua reports.
"We intend to further develop our mutually beneficial
cooperation," he told the 33rd plenary meeting of Kazakhstan's Council of
In 2020, the volume of rail transportation in Kazakhstan
increased by 17 percent, making container transport an important growth driver.
That's why Tokayev called for efforts to exploit the nation's potential of rail
"Last year, almost 900,000 containers were transported,
of which the China-Europe route accounts for about 91 percent. We can
confidently say that Kazakhstan has indeed become a key link in land
transportation between Asia and Europe," he noted.