First Train from China Arrives in Iran

Iran Interested To Go Ahead With Nuclear Talks With P5+1
  • The first train from China’s trading hub of Yiwu arrived in Tehran. This signals Iran’s firm integration in the Beijing led-Belt and Road connectivity initiative along the New Silk Road.
  • The train ferrying 32 containers completed its 14-day journey, covering over 10,399 km. It passed through the arid landscape of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in Central Asia.
  • Iranian Railway Minister observed that the arrival of this train in less than 14 days is unprecedented.