China Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Freight trains operating on the China-Europe route have functioned as a means of life and connectivity in bringing together global efforts to combat the virus despite the impact of COVID-19 and as an "iron camel caravan" in stabilizing the international global supply chain, and these freight trains are has increased.
Our first export train to China via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and the Middle Corridor attracted great attention from the countries in the region. Regions country foreign ministry for the first export train sözcümade an explanation.
Making a statement about the train, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Sözcüs Hua Chunying: "We express our recently welcomed its first export trains coming from Turkey. This freight train, carrying 42 containers, departed from Istanbul on 4 December and will travel a total of 12 kilometers to reach Xi'an, China, in the next week or about 8.693 days. Freight trains operating on the China-Europe route, despite the impact of COVID-19, functioned as a means of life and connectivity in bringing together global efforts to combat the virus and as an "iron camel caravan" in stabilizing the international global supply chain, and these freight trains have increased in number. economic recovery of export train will go from Turkey to China will further increase; We believe that it will strengthen the transportation, trade and cultural ties and provide better service to the citizens of the countries on the route. "
“China's retail sales are estimated to reach US $ 400 trillion this year, with a middle-income population of more than 6 million. We invite other countries to take advantage of the opportunities offered by China and take a share in China's economic development ”
Chunying, the operation of the export train to China from Turkey, commitment to opening up of China and the opportunities it offers to the rest of the world, emphasizing that show you exactly, "With the emergence of a new development paradigm that will benefit fully from the potential of the Chinese market and for the rest of the world More demand will be created. With a middle-income population of more than 400 million, China's per capita Gross Domestic Product exceeded $ 10.000. Many international organizations estimate that China's retail sales will reach $ 6 trillion this year. The continuous development of the Chinese economy and the search for a better life of the Chinese people will create more demand for more diverse and high-quality products, technologies and services from around the world. This will provide a wider market opportunity for all countries and a stronger impetus for the steady growth of the world economy. We invite other countries to take advantage of the opportunities offered by China and take a share in China's economic development. ”
"We see this as a historical event of Turkey's exports train passing through Georgia"
"ICTA to increase exports to China a good opportunity," he emphasis Georgian Economy and Development Minister Natia of tournament, Turkey saying that it was a historical event of going through Georgia exports of trains, "ICTA already operating in a binary mode. The rail can carry more cargo, which is important not only for the further development of Georgia's transit function, but also for facilitating the export of Georgian products to the Chinese market. China is our number one export partner. We see BTK as a very good opportunity to increase exports from Georgia to China ”.