Putin proposed to connect the Northern Sea Route with Chinese Maritime Silk Road
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the first meeting of the round table of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, said about the possibility of connecting the Northern Sea Route and the Chinese Maritime Silk Road. It was reported by the Kremlin website.
Putin emphasized that the authorities were paying a lot of attention to the Northern Sea Route. «We are considering the possibility of connecting it with the Chinese Maritime Silk Road», — he noted and added that if such a plan were implemented, global route, connecting North-Eastern, Eastern and Southeast Asia with Europe, would be created.
«Such a global project implies close cooperation of the countries of Eurasia in increasing transit traffic, building port terminals and logistics centers », — he said.