Strategic Importance

“When the corridor is constructed, it will expand the number of trade routes between China,  Middle East and Africa” China plans to build oil storage facilities and a refinery at Gwadar Port, with oil transported to its Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region via road and pipeline. Iran has also responded positively over the proposal to link the Iran–Pakistan gas pipeline with China, with the Iranian ambassador to China describing it as a "common interest" be