Trade between China and Turkmenistan increased by 53.4% in the first seven months of this year, China Daily wrote, citing data from the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China.
The newspaper publishes an article entitled “China strengthens ties with the countries of Central Asia.”
Cooperation within the framework of the One Belt, One Road project between China and Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan has yielded first results. The countries of the region have received new investments, technologies and markets, as well as improved the level of their infrastructure, especially transport and logistics, the newspaper writes.
According to analysts, the One Belt, One Road project has contributed to the growth of exports of the Central Asian countries, balanced the growth of their industry and opened up opportunities for their industrial modernization and the development of a green and digital economy.
The Silk Road Economic Belt was first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Kazakhstan in 2013, and the five countries of Central Asia were among the first countries to take part in this initiative.
Sept. 13, 2022