Kazakh leader touts port on China’s ‘Silk Road’

Kuryk, Kazakhstan

Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev on Saturday hailed a newly modernised Caspian Sea port which the ex-Soviet country hopes will link up to China’s massive “Belt and Road” infrastructure project.
Speaking at the Caspian port of Kuryk, 78-year-old Nazarbayev said Kazakhstan was investing in such transport hubs to benefit from the trillion-dollar project championed by Chinese leader Xi Jinping that aims to be a modern version of the ancient Silk Road trading routes.
“Investing in transport infrastructure makes our economy more competitive in multiple ways,” Nazarbayev said.—APP

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