BEIJING, China - China and Kazakhstan signed an agreement Monday night on further cooperation in railway transport, opening a new page in railway cooperation between the two countries, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhuanet.
According to the agreement, China and Kazakhstan will further cooperate in the railway transport sector in the future based on the principle of equality and mutual benefit and in line with the laws of each country and the international treaties joined by the two countries. The two countries agreed to further develop direct international passenger and freight transport and trans-border transport. Container train transport linking the two countries and at the border will also be promoted.
Both sides will also strengthen research and regulations on the development of railway stations at the border, further improve transport services and freight price system of the trans-border passenger and freight transport, and conduct more cooperation on science and technology in the railway transport sector. According to the agreement, the Kazakh side will help the Chinese Ministry of Railways set up a branch office in Kazakhstan, since the Kazakh railway sector has set up a branch office in Beijing. China and Kazakhstan will take turns to host a conference on railway cooperation every year, said the agreement. China and Kazakhstan started international railway transport through the Alataw Pass at the border on Dec. 1, 1992.
Thanx for the update. Its hard to find much about GSH and I have accumulated a substantial interest in it. I think its a great way to become involved in that part of the world but we are dealing with some archaic laws but hopefully as they become more westernized things will change. Thanx again!