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Putin presses for Asia-Europe rail

Updated: 2013-11-14 07:30
By Agencies in Seoul ( China Daily)

Ambitious 'Iron Silk Road' plan to unite ROK, DPRK and Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in the Republic of Korea on Wednesday pushing for a new trade route linking Asia and Europe by rail and requiring the involvement of a port in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The ambitious scheme envisages an "Iron Silk Road" uniting the rail networks of the ROK and the DPRK and connecting them to Europe via the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Putin presses for Asia-Europe rail