In this photograph taken on October 4, 2017, is of Pakistan's Gwadar port part of a multi-billion dollar development project with China aimed at constructing a 21st century Silk Road. AFP / AMELIE HERENSTEIN
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The leaders of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia launched an 826-km rail link connecting the three countries Monday, establishing a freight and passenger link between Europe and China that bypasses Russia.The line, which includes 105 km of new track, will have the capacity to transport one million passengers and 5 million tons of freight.The three countries are linked by the BP-led Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas line, but trade links between Turkey and the Caucasus region are limited. The rail link between Azerbaijan and Georgia was modernized under the project, which was launched in 2007 .
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