( – FocusAsia Media Ltd)

BEIJING, Apr 24 (FAM) – China-Europe freight rail services have become a vital part of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative and helped boost economic cooperation between countries and regions along the route, although concerns over high operating costs persist, experts said Sunday.

The comments came after the railway authorities of China, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia have signed an agreement to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday, citing China Railway Corp.