📩 22/09/2023 11:15
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu stated that the existing transportation between Turkey and Algeria should be improved and new lines and corridors should be evaluated and said, "We should consider the transportation corridors that will serve as a bridge between friendly and brother Algeria, which we see as a transportation gateway to Africa, and Central Asia and Africa." "I believe it is necessary," he said.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, who went to Algeria to hold various contacts, was welcomed at the airport by Mücahit Küçükyılmaz, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Algeria. Minister Uraloğlu and his accompanying delegation then met with Algerian Minister of Transport Youcef Cherfa in the capital Algeria.
Uraloğlu pointed out that Turkey-Algeria relations have turned into a strategic partnership in recent years, and that the "High Level Cooperation Council (HDIK)", established under the co-chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Algerian counterpart Abdülmecid Tebbun, has played an important platform role for the further development of relations in all fields. he stated.
Minister Uraloğlu pointed out the importance of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of maritime, road and railway transportation, ship industry and transportation corridors and said, "We will establish transportation corridors that will serve as a bridge between friendly and brotherly Algeria, which we see as a transportation gateway to Africa, and Central Asia and Africa." I believe we need to address it. We can work on the development of existing transportation and the evaluation of new lines and corridors. Let's start working on an agreement that includes increasing cooperation in the transportation corridor. "We are open to new collaborations," he said.
After the bilateral meetings, Minister Uraloğlu and Minister Youcef Cherfa made statements to the press. Stating that they are working to improve the relations between the two countries, Uraloğlu said that he believes that the meeting between the delegations will contribute to this. Stating that Algeria is of great value to Turkey, Uraloğlu also noted that they expect his Algerian counterpart Youcef Cherfa to come to Turkey as soon as possible. On the other hand, Algerian Minister of Transport Youcef Cherfa emphasized that Uraloğlu's visit will create a road map for the Algeria-Turkey partnership in this field and stated that cooperation will increase, especially in the fields of maritime transportation, fishing and the construction of railways. Stating that Turkey will take part in the completion of the metro works in the capital Algeria, Youcef Cherfa noted that negotiations will also be held for the construction of tram routes in the cities of Setif and Seyyidi Bilabbas.
Minister Uraloğlu's official contacts will continue with bilateral meetings with Algerian Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ahmed Badani and Algerian Minister of Public Works and Basic Infrastructure Lahdar Rahruh.