About Silk Road Economic Belt countries
Abstract : The Silk Road Economic Belt connects Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Pakistan and other countries.
On September 7th, 2013, the Silk Road Economic Belt was initiated that aims to connect
Central Asian countries. The "Belt" route stretches to the Baltic Sea area via Central Asia and
Russia, to the Mediterranean Sea area via Central Asia and Western Asia, and to the Indian
Ocean area via southwest China.
I. Countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt
5 countries in Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are just across the border
from China. They are closely connected with China's economy.
6 countries in Middle-eastern:
Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey mainly trade oil and gas. They look forward
to developing other industries and agriculture through cooperation with China.
Photo taken on Nov. 20, 2012 shows the duplicate of statues at "The Colors of DunHuang: A
Magic Gateway to the SilkRoad" exhibition held in Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul of
Turkey. The Exhibition kicked off here on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Ma Yan)
6 countries on the boundary between Europe and Central Asia:
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova are expected to achieve
Russia is an important part of the Silk Road Economic Belt. It has a close relationship with
Central Asian countries, the countries of the Caucasus region, and Western Asian countries.
If the issues in Afghanistan can be resolved peacefully, then the development of Afghanistan,
Pakistan, and India will also be promoted by the Belt and Road Initiative.
II. Overview of the Silk Road Economic Belt countries
The following table provides an overview of some countries of the Silk Road Economic Belt.