First cargo train from Afghanistan to China via Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan departs

Updated: September 9, 2019 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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Photo taken on Sept. 5, 2019 shows the first cargo train leaving the port city of Hairatan for China in Balkh province, northern Afghanistan.(Xinhua/Yaqoub Azorda)

The first cargo train from Afghanistan to China via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan departed on Thursday, Uzbek state-owned railway company Uzbekistan Railways has said. The official ceremony for the departure of the train was held at the Hairatan railway station in Afghanistan, the Uzbek company said in a statement. The train is loaded with 41 containers of semi-finished stone of mineral talcum powder, according to the company.

Editor: 王若寒