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Railway projects were included in the ‘283 concrete results’ announced by the hosts following the Second Belt & Road Forum for International Co-operation, which was held in Beijing on April 25-27.
The forum was organised by the Chinese government to bring together heads of government and other senior figures to discuss the Belt & Road Initiative, an overall term for its flagship concept of promoting infrastructure and economic development through bilateral deals around the world.
Rail sector agreements concluded at the forum and on the sidelines of the event included:
In a joint communique issued following the leaders’ round table at the forum, the heads of government said they would ‘continue our efforts towards strengthening multi-modal transportation including inland waterways in landlocked countries, roads, railway networks, air, land and sea ports and pipelines in line with international law and respective domestic laws.’
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