📩 25/11/2018 21:00
- Bosphorus Summit: Deputy Prime Minister Arınç: “The opening of Marmaray, which connects London to Beijing, has been a new step that strengthens transportation channels” - “We believe that the social and economic returns of our investments in transportation will add a new dynamism to our country and our region. "-" 4 Bosphorus Summit's wish to reveal new possibilities and opportunities for cooperation between countries in the region with Turkey "
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said, "The opening of Marmaray, which connects London to Beijing, has been a new step strengthening the transportation channels."
Arinc, the Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosphorus, the International Cooperation Platform in the presidential patronage (UIP) by the Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) hosted "The Middle East and North Africa Sustainable Global Competitiveness" held the title 4. Bosphorus Summit's opening in his speech at the dinner, in a globalizing world He stated that mutual interaction and dependence has become an important element in commercial relations.
For this reason, first of all, it is important to establish political relations on a solid basis, to resolve political crises and conflicts, and to strengthen mutual relations, Arinc said:
“Overcoming obstacles to free movement and improving transportation facilities are also complementary elements of this. To give an example from Turkey this subject, with many countries on mutual abolition of visa facilities in our country, especially the development of tourism as paving the way for our businessmen, it has enabled. The number and length of double roads on highways has been increased and the number of flights of THY has been increased in terms of airlines. "
Deputy Prime Minister Arınç emphasized that today THY is the company with the third largest air fleet in Europe and said, “We think that the social and economic returns of our investments in transportation will add a new dynamism to our country and our region”.
Opening of Marmaray
Stating that “the opening of Marmaray, which connects London to Beijing, has been a new step strengthening the transportation channels”, Arınç stated that he wanted to share an exemplary data at this point and continued his words as follows:
“In the transport traffic of Asia-Europe, the share of the historical Silk Road is only 1 percent. 80 percent of the products are transported by sea. In the field of maritime transport, the share of the operators of the regional countries should definitely increase. Turkey in the construction of ships and boats, is the seventh position in the world. However, our region, which is geographically central to world trade, needs more cooperation in terms of sea transportation. "
Arinc stated that the momentum that Marmaray will provide on the railway will be reinforced by the activation of the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway and high-speed train lines, thus contributing to the revitalization of the historical Silk Road.
Emphasizing that great tasks fall in all countries of the region, Arinc said that political contacts, mutual visits and cooperation agreements would provide the infrastructure of this.
Explaining that the real concrete jobs fall on businessmen, Arınç said, “We are paving the way for businessmen. We expect the rest from businessmen and businesswomen ”.
Topics to be discussed at the summit
Deputy Prime Minister Arinc, the topics discussed in the summit will be discussed in the many issues that he considered important to be discussed said he saw.
In this context, Arınç said that the contracting services are of great importance both for the service sector and for economic and social development.
“While we are pleased to express that the Turkish contracting industry ranks second in the world after China, the fact that these services are carried out largely in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and the Balkans is pleasing to show our interdependence and relationships in this regard. I also care that women entrepreneurship will be discussed in one of the other sessions. I believe that it is our responsibility to break the prejudices against our region, to show and encourage the increasing weight of our women in social and economic life. "
Arinc, agriculture and food, such as a vital issue to be dealt with in a matter of important to be reported, stressing that food security emerged as an important challenge of the age.
Arinc said that although the region has rich agricultural lands, there are still some difficulties.
“In this context, it is obvious that we need more use of technological facilities, efficient use of lands and cooperation. 4. Summit of the Bosphorus between the countries of the region with Turkey, I wish to uncover new opportunities and cooperation opportunities. I would like to express my respects and gratitude to the President of the Republic, who undertook the patronage of the summit, and congratulations and wishes for success to the International Cooperation Platform and the Investment Support and Promotion Agency, which organized a busy program and ensure the participation of high-level participants.