Eurasian Economic Relations Association (ekoavrasy) and jointly organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Turkey "Regional Cooperation Success Example: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad" was organized Workshop 22 February 2018 historic YHT in Ankara Train Station at The Ankara Hotel.
Workshop Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Deputy Minister Çoşkunyürek Yuksel, Turkey-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Friendship Group Chairman Parlemontolarara Adana Deputy Necdet Ünüvar, Antalya deputy Mehmet Unal, TCDD General Director İsa ApaydınGeneral Manager Veysi Kurt, TCDD Transport Inc. General Manager, Eurasian Economic Relations Association (EkoAvrasya) Chairman Hikmet Eren, as well as Azerbaijani, Georgian, Ukrainian and Chinese ambassadors and many bureaucrats, NGO representatives and members of the press attended.
”We connect physical geography and heart geography“
Deputy Minister Coşkunyürek; globalization movements tremendous momentum gained today's fast-paced world, the comfortable transport infrastructure is of great importance, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia covering the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) physical geography with a Rail Project also noted hearts geography as they connect.
Coşkunyürek, who said that BTK and Central Asia and Europe contributed to the increase of commercial potential between the two continents by connecting them, Coşkunyürek pointed out that China's economic growth in recent years and the resulting freight movement from east to west have offered important opportunities to the countries on the route.
”Transportation will provide not only economic but also social and cultural interaction between countries“
Coşkunyürek the past 15 years that multi-modal transportation network is developed, the Marmaray In this context, the Eurasia Tunnel, 3rd Bosphorus Bridge as the realization of a very important mega projects, Turkey has tended to increase the production and export-oriented trade volume in order to maintain its growth in the coming years, in the transport sector Turkey and is the most important instrument to foster the trade of neighboring countries, ranging from China to the track, will allow told rapprochement with cultural and social interaction between people as well as achieving economic inputs.
"Turkey is located at the intersection of geographical location as"
“China's Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st century Silk Road Program over the sea are important projects that will contribute to the economic development of the countries of Central Asia and the Caspian region, as well as being projects aiming to expand the transportation network. Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which covers Central Asia and Europe, linking with our offer contribute to increasing the trade potential between the two continents. " Coşkunyürek stating that he, as Turkey's geographical position is located at the intersection and said he was involved in many projects.
“42-60 will move to 12-15 day with BTK
Coşkunyürek reminded that China has current container mobility in Western Europe and the USA reaching 240 million tons per year, and there are projections that they can be transported to Western Europe in 42-60 days by sea while BTK can be taken in 12-15 days.
Idari There should be no administrative and technical obstacles to make BTK more effective “
Coşkunyürek stated that he is of the opinion to take a series of measures that facilitate the technical and administrative procedures in terms of transporters' travels in the countries where the Middle Corridor is included, “If we want the Middle Corridor to be effective and efficient without causing any disruption and problem like a running clock, It is essential that there are no administrative or technical barriers. He spoke.
Coşkunyürek stated that the three countries continue their close and harmonious cooperation for the continuation of a challenging project like BTK Railway carried out by the three countries in the region and for the active work of this region.
The 829 km BTK is an important link between the Caspian crossing and X Central Corridor sür and the daily trade flow from 1.5 billion dollars to 2 billion dollars. important corridor. With this corridor this time falls to 40-60 day. Connection to the Mediterranean is also provided ”. said.
”We will soon be the first passengers of the ICTA“
Georgian Ambassador Irakli Koplatadz de Azerbaijan, Georgia and the strategic partnership between Turkey, examples of diplomatic and good neighborly relations, Asia and Europe, linking East and West, the region's geopolitical view, continuity, he said reshape ensuring the safety and well-being.
. We will soon be the first passengers of the ICTA, ım he said, adding that the ICM is about 7 thousand km shorter than the alternative corridor and that the transports will go down to 15.
"Azerbaijan and Turkey are one nation, two states"
The Parliament of Turkey-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group Chairman and Adana Deputy Necdet Ünüvar "" Marmaray seen as a drop in the ocean from Beijing to London, it formed an uninterrupted rail network. Azerbaijan and Turkey are one nation, two states are closely related to their friendship and brotherhood of many countries. A global scale project such as BTK has been signed. BTK as well as Turkey renews all rails, and HT YHT projects are being realized. "he said.
En BTK was launched with intensive working day 3600 “
Sıra The Eurasian Economic Relations Association (EkoAvrasya) Chairman Hikmet Eren emphasized that the BTK Railway Project will bring vitality to the region both in terms of employment and commercial life, sür he said. We believe that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project with its multidimensional, multinational and multifaceted potential will contribute significantly to regional integration with its economic and political dimensions. I would like to thank everyone, especially our Minister Mr. Arslan who participated in our workshop and supported us. Çalış
The workshop also commemorated all of our martyrs and our kinsmen who died in the 26 February 1992 Khojaly massacre.