China has signed more than 130 bilateral1 and regional transport agreements with countries involved in the Belt and Road, the Ministry2 of Transport said Thursday.
Spokesman Wu Chungeng said at a press conference the agreements signed over the past three years covered rail, road, sea and air transportation, as well as postal3 services.
"Transportation connectivity is the founding priority of the implementation4 of the Belt and Road Initiative," Wu said.
The country has opened 356 international road routes for both passengers and goods, while maritime5 transportation services now cover all countries along the Belt and Road, he added.
Every week, some 4,200 direct flights connect China with 43 Belt and Road countries. Railway border procedures have been streamlined, with 39 China-Europe freight train routes currently in operation, Wu said.
China plans cooperation in transport planning and standards, construction of land and sea routes, and improved international transport conditions, the spokesman said.
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