Shandong plans to launch two new China-Europe freight train routes within this year.
Shandong province has been revving up international cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative with more cooperation platforms and channels, local officials said.
Trade between East China's Shandong province and countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative grew by 10.3 percent year on year in the first four months of 2020 to 196.18 billion yuan ($27.64 billion), according to customs statistics.
The Shandong Sub-council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the Sri Lanka Embassy in China held an online meeting on May 12 to discuss the trading of medical supplies and daily necessities needed for epidemic prevention and control efforts.
A freight train loaded with tires and mechanical equipment departed for central Asian countries from Yantai on Saturday.
A China-Europe freight train arrived here on Monday with much-needed medical supplies for Hungary.
Trade in East China's Shandong province with countries involved in the Belt and Road grew by 12 percent year-on-year in the first quarter to 145.4 billion yuan ($20.5 billion), according to Jinan Customs on Tuesday.