Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, in his speech at the welcoming ceremony of the first export train to China, stated that a new era has begun in the field of rail freight transportation between Asia and Europe. Reminding that the second export train is also on the right way to Xi'an city of China, Minister Karaismailoğlu expressed that he believes that new ones will be added to these successes exponentially with the trips to be made between the two countries twice a week in 2021.
The first train is moving exports to China from Turkey, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil was sent off from Istanbul at a ceremony attended Karaismailoğlu the date of December 4, 2020, a total of 8 thousand 693 kilometers of roads whether floor; He arrived in Xi'an, China on December 19, 2020. An official ceremony was held today in Xi'an, China for the first export train. Minister Karaismailoğlu made a speech by connecting via video conference.
"A new era has begun in the field of rail freight transport between Asia and Europe"
Turkey, Azerbaijan, and on the basis of cooperation created by the Georgia lives in the Baku-Tbilisi Kars, the Railway Line of begin operations on October 30, 2017 reminiscent of Ministers Karaismailoğlu, Asia and the rail freight area between Europe, he said a new era begins. Karaismailoğlu continued his words as follows:
"Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, the cargo transport time between China and Turkey 1 month to 12 days, century project Marmaray, the time between this and even integrated being in the Far East and Western Europe decreased to 18 days. With a load of 42 containers of white goods on December 4, 2020 Çerkezköy Our first export train departing from our station; Successfully completing his journey to China by crossing 2 continents, 2 seas and 5 countries has been the greatest proof that a great dream is now true.
"Continues its journey successfully towards Xi'an, China on our second export train"
Reminding that the second export train is on the way to Xi'an city of China, Minister Karaismailoğlu noted that the train continues its journey successfully with 42 white goods in 400 wagons / containers.
Karaismailoğlu said, “I sincerely believe that, in 2021, new ones will be added to these successes with two trips to be made between the two countries a week. With these thoughts, I hope that our export train, which has reached China and proved to the whole world that a new era in rail freight transportation, will be a powerful breath for our new successes ”.
as well as the Minister of Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan Karaismailoğlu at the ceremony, Ambassador Abdulkadir Emin Onen Turkey Beijing and Xi'an Deputy Mayor Shen Liping also made speeches. The speakers emphasized that the New Silk Road will create new opportunities for the people of the world and increase welfare.