Train to revive the Silk Road in Georgia: The freight train that will revive the "Silk Road" departing from China arrived in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
A ceremony was held at the Tbilisi station for the arrival of the first train carrying cargo to Europe to Tbilisi.
In his speech here, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili described today as a "historical day". Reminding that product shipments between China and Europe have been carried out by sea, Garibaşvili drew attention to the fact that this journey takes about 40 days.
Garibashvili stated that with the cooperation of the countries on the historical Silk Road route, transportation will now be much faster and less costly, and from now on, commercial goods can be delivered from China to Europe in a very short time.
Prime Minister Garibashvili said, “We brought the cargo from China to Georgia in 8 to 10 days. We can reach Europe in 3-5 days, ”he said.
The ceremony, the Georgian Foreign Turkey's Ambassador to Tbilisi with the ministers of Economy and Sustainable Development Zeki Levent Gümrükçü and was attended by many officials.
"Historic Silk Road, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia will strengthen the role of bridge"
Tbilisi Turkey's Ambassador Gümrükçü said in a statement to the AA correspondent, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project is completed when Turkey through continuous rail freight trains from China, expressed it would be possible to reach up to England from here, "the historical Silk Road , Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia will strengthen the role of bridge between Europe and Asia, "he said.
Regarding the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project, Gümrükçü said, “This is an important step that can change the entire geopolitical and geo-economic landscape. It should not be seen as just a train passing here today. When we look at it from a much broader perspective, we consider this as a very important step in terms of the three countries' position in global economy and politics, and their contribution to the world economy ”.
The train carrying the products of the South Korean company and departing from China arrived in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia respectively. cargo on the train, it will be transported by sea from Georgia to Turkey.