Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Şahin Mustafayev, President of Azerbaijan Railways Cavid Qurbanov, Georgian Railways President David Peradze, met in Kars to evaluate the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, which started to operate in 30 October 2017.
Arslan Minister in a statement to reporters about the meeting, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, Turkey, Azerbaijan and reminded that an international project conducted in conjunction with Georgia, "October 30, 2017 Date of businesses opened project more active when the name can operate more efficiently when it we come together as the responsible of the business. ” said.
Stating that they met with the Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan and the President of the Railways and the President of the Railways of Georgia, in Kars, Arslan said, “Today, we will conduct a study in order to make the project work better, more efficiently and further develop the relations of the three countries. As a result of this study, we will hopefully make positive and productive decisions. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Project is important for our country as well as Azerbaijan and Georgia. ” used the expression.
”By making a line over Kars-Iğdır-Nahcivan, we will make BTK more meaningful.“
Arslan also said, “It is a very important project in order to make the transportation corridors uninterrupted between East and West, between Europe and Asia, and how we can use this project more efficiently together, how to complete other projects quickly and depending on this project, We make it meaningful, we have done his work so far, we do it from now on. Likewise, the Logistics Center we built in Kars is a complement to this project and I hope we will make this line more meaningful and more efficient by making a line over Kars-Iğdır-Nakhichevan with the approval of our President and Aliyev. With our dear guests, we put wreaths and flowers in his mausoleum to commemorate the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev with them and read a Fatiha. ” said.
”BTK is a very lucky project.“
Azerbaijan Economy Minister Şahin Mustafayev stated that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project has started its activities and said: “We attach importance to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Project. We will negotiate for a more important and healthy operation of loads from Asia to Europe. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Project is a very auspicious project, which will be beneficial for all three countries and other countries. We will negotiate the necessary measures for this. We will also go to Tbilisi and hold meetings. ”
Iğ These corridors will contribute not only to freight traffic but also to our economy. “
Starting his speech by thanking Minister Arslan and the Turkish nation, Georgian Railways President David Peradze said, “I am coming to Kars for the first time, our expectations are in the same direction. I am really happy, we have come to this side, I will be hosting you in Georgia in the evening, I am also happy for this. We believe that this project, which will benefit all of our countries, is these corridors that will contribute not only to freight traffic but also to our economy. I hope it will be useful for all three countries. I am sure that the workshop we will hold today and tomorrow will be very useful and I believe that we will see the contribution of this in our future-oriented cooperation. ” said.