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Kyrgyztan plans on railway project with China

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-21 09:41

BISHKEK - Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev held on Tuesday a meeting on the construction of Kyrgyz-China railway project.

According to the presidential press service, Atambayev discussed with Kalykbek Sultanov, minister of the Kyrgyz Transport and Communications, and Argynbek Malabaev, general manager of the Kyrgyz National Railway Company, all possible options of the Kyrgyz-China railway project.

At the meeting, Atambayev stressed the importance of the railway project, saying it would benefit both countries.

The Kyrgyz president asked Sultanov to visit China with an official delegation for negotiations on the construction of the railway.

Kyrgyzstan and China have been discussing for many years the possibility of constructing a China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway. The Kyrgyz-China railway in discussion is a new project linking Kyrgyzstan with China.

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