Lithuania-Kazakhstan cooperation with „Saule”

President Dalia Grybauskaite met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Erlan Idrissov. The meeting focused on bilateral relations and opportunities to advance cooperation in economic, transport, innovation and other spheres, informed BC presidential press service.

According to the President, Kazakh business people could use more extensively the services offered by the train Saulė and carry cargoes to Europe reliably, quickly and at low cost. For the time being, larger cargo flows are coming from Western Europe to Kazakhstan. Saulė is one of the most effective ways to deliver goods to Europe. The train covers the distance from China to Klaipėda in 13 days, while it takes even 40 days to transport freight from China to Europe by the usual sea route.