China Offers to Link Afghanistan and Pakistan with Railway

China has proposed that a railway line be built linking the Pakistani city of Quetta to the Afghani capital of Kabul, as well as from the Pakistani city of Peshawar to Kabul, according to Afghan Presidential Palace.

China Offers to Link Afghanistan and Pakistan with Railway
December 5, 2016 4:00 am

The proposal was made by the Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou in a meeting with the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani.

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Xuanyou emphasised the importance of Afghanistan to China’s New Silk Road. He recommended that Afghanistan, China, and Pakistan hold discussions to construct new economic corridors through construction of railway lines.

Ghani said that his country wants to have strong relations with all of Afghanistan’s neighbors.

Peshawar and Quetta have significant Pashtun communities who also make up the majority of ethnic people in Afghanistan. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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