Trade flows of China project "silk road" should be sent via Ilyichevsk sea port in Odessa region, said the region's Governor Mikhail Saakashvili.
"currently there is a new plan –" silk road ". Real logistics is a 30 days through the Russian Federation, through Ilyichevsk takes a maximum of nine days. Everything is already built. Large flows need to be lead. And this can be cause, it exists, "– Saakashvili said in the interview to Ukrainian " the Fifth channel ".
according to his statement, it is necessary to build highways to the town of Reni in the South-West of Ukraine, to build a bridge over the Dniester estuary, to improve the road to Kiev And to remove obstacles in the form of " bribery, lawlessness And oligarchic interests." On may 8 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin And the head of China XI Jinping signed a joint announcement on cooperation in the pairing construction of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) And the economic zone of the project " silk road ". On the same day, leaders of the Eurasian economic Union adopted an opinion on the start of negotiations for a Treaty on trade and economic cooperation with China." The great silk road " – project creation, transport, energy and trade corridor between Central Asia, South Asia And Europe, named after the ruling from the II century BC. E. the Caravan routes from China into the European Union. Directed at intensification of scientific and technical cooperation And the deepening of economic cooperation between States. The idea of the project was put forward by Chinese President XI Jinping in September 2013.