Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, 2005
te haftada 3 uçuşun olduğu İstanbul-Tiflis arasındaki sefer sayısının 47Stating that it has reached, "Tbilisi Airport new stage is very important in terms of showing the new face of growing and developing Tbilisi to the world." said.
Arslan, in his speech at the opening ceremony of the new stage of Tbilisi Airport, which was completed by TAV, said that such projects are effective in the development of relations between the two countries.
Turkey's TAV Armstrong pointed out that the face of the brand, "the new stage of the Tbilisi International Airport, the new face of growing and developing Tbilisi's very important to show to the world. With the new stage, the airport not only grew by 50 percent, its annual passenger capacity increased to 4 million. ” he spoke.
“TAV signed important projects in Georgia”
Stating that TAV has undertaken important projects in Georgia since 2005, Arslan stated that the investments made by Turkish companies in this country have increased significantly.
In this context, Arslan emphasized that the number of Istanbul-Tbilisi flights, which had only 2005 flights per week in 3, increased to 47, and said that the relations in the political, economic, transportation and cultural fields were carried forward.
Arslan reminded that since Georgia gained independence, relations between the two countries have improved and many agreements have been signed in various fields.
Stating that the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council has convened twice in the last two years, Arslan said that opening a new customs gate at the Muratlı-Maradid site as an alternative to the Sarp Border Gate, which had to work with a capacity of 2018 percent until 40 due to the renovation works. She reported.
"Turkey, Georgia's largest trading partner"
Arslan, Turkey, since 2007, Georgia's largest trading partner, and here is the most direct investment between countries, stressing that in the first place, he continued:
“The fact that Georgia is a transit country both in terms of transporting Caspian energy resources to our country and Western markets and transportation links between our country and the Republics of Azerbaijan, Russia and Central Asia are important reasons for our countries to act together. Our country is the gate of Georgia opening to the west. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which is still under construction with the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Natural Gas Pipeline, are the most concrete examples of the two countries' cooperation. ”
The only identity documents can be made by citizens 2011. travel between the two countries reminded Arslan, Turkey's efforts for Georgia's integration with Euro-Atlantic institutions and the territorial integrity of this country strongly supported, he said.
Underlining that the trade volume between the two countries is satisfactory, Arslan said, “Turkish companies make 20 percent of foreign direct investment to Georgia. We have cooperation opportunities in many fields from agriculture to advanced technology, from transportation to energy sector. ” found the assessment.
“End is approached in Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project”
Arslan pointed out that the end of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, which will constitute an important step in the revitalization of the Historical Silk Road, said:
“We will have a fast and reliable international railway transportation between Europe-Caucasus-Central Asia-Far East-South Asia. The Caspian-crossing transportation line will enable the delivery of Georgian products to new markets and strengthen Georgia's transit country position. We must diversify our trade and collaborations, move to high value-added areas and increase them. Let us build a new future for ourselves in the light of our common interests and common past. ”
Turkey's recent history Arslan reminiscent of the most important infrastructure projects carried out over 15 years, the construction of a total of 17 different airports in the world and the nature of the sample stated that TAV's success demonstrated that holds the business.