Agreement signed to promote 'China–Kyrgyzstan–Uzbekistan' railway project

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An official ceremony was held in Beijing for the signing of a cooperation agreement to jointly promote the "China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan" railway project. The document was signed by the Minister of Transport and Communications of Kyrgyzstan, Tilek Tekebaev, the Chairman of the State Development and Reform Commission of China, Zheng Shanjie, and the Minister of Transport of Uzbekistan, Ilkhom Makhkamov.

The heads of all three states - Sadyr Japarov, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and Xi Jinping - watched the signing ceremony via video link.

The "China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan" railway project is a strategic infrastructure project that will connect China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, creating a new land transport corridor between Central and East Asia. The agreement outlines the main principles and mechanisms of cooperation between the three countries, including financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the railway.

Railway Scheme

In his address to the ceremony participants, Kyrgyzstan's President Sadyr Japarov called the signing of the agreement a "historic event marking the long-awaited start of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway construction project" and noted that "the railway will connect China and Central Asian countries and open new transportation routes to Europe and the Persian Gulf.

June 7, 2024