Russia to Be Outflanked through Great Silk Way?

Oil and gas pipe line to China will be built from Kazakhstan
While Russia is considering all “for” and “contrary” as for its plans to deepen economical co-operation with China, China more and more actively looks for resource base for its economy and a direct (without Russian mediation) transport passage to Europe. Of course, there will be many variants. This was probably the subject of the conversation between the head of the oil company Yukos, Mikhail Khodarkovsky and President Vladimir Putin.

According to RusEnergy, the Chinese leadership confirmed its agreement to building the oil and gas pipe line from Kazakhstan to West China. This was reported December 25 by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev at the final press conference in Beijing, in the residence for official state delegation.

According to Nursultan Nazarbaev, this would allow to the republic to raise economical potential of the bilateral co-operation of Kazakhstan and China to a new level. Moreover, according to him, some agreements were concluded about building a railway on the Great Silk Way route. It will link China and Kazakhstan with Europe and South-East Asia.

Nursultan Nazarbaev is sure of economical co-operation between Kazakhstan and China have great prospects. “Economical and trade co-operation of our countries takes now a turn for the better. Our commodity turnover with China started from zero level and reached the level of 1,700-million level,” – he said at the press conference.

From the President words one could conclude China has not refuse from its diplomatic methods in its relationship to Kazakhstan. Nursultan Nazarbaev said according to his information the Chinese leadership had taken a decision about apportionment of humanitarian aid of 10 million yuans to Kazakhstan.

Akhtyam Akhtyrov PRAVDA.Ru

Translated by Vera Solovieva

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