Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan stated in his speech at the "International Great Silk Road Forum on the New Development Road" held at the Avaza Congress Center and that the Turkmenbaşı International Sea Port, which will be opened today, is one of the most important projects of the modern Silk Road.
Pointing out that the historical Silk Road is not only a trade route where goods are transported, but also a bridge where common culture and memory are transported, Arslan said:
“This success of the sister country Turkmenistan makes us happy. Such a large and important port will serve Ro-Ro, container and cargo ships. The Historical Silk Road is a transportation network that forms the driving force of economic developments and cultural interaction. The Middle Corridor with the Caspian Sea crossing the continents is one of the most important routes between Asia and Europe. Turkmenbashi International Sea Port is vital for the Middle Corridor, which connects from China to Europe through our countries. With the recently completed Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, Türkmenbaşı International Sea Port will connect China to Europe via Central Asia as the link of this chain. ”
“Cooperation between the two countries is followed by envy”
In this context, Arslan said that they are proud to realize many mega projects such as Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project, Marmaray, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Northern Marmara Motorway, 3-Decked Grand Istanbul Tunnel and Eurasia Tunnel which will contribute to transportation connections of Eurasia region.
Stating that they are continuing the projects that complement the “Middle Corridor” initiative between Asia and Europe, Arslan said, “The revival of the Middle Corridor will be a component of economic development for Central Asian countries, and it will ensure that freight traffic in Asia is transported to Europe via the Caspian Sea. Turkmenistan and Turkey in common religion, belief, culture and history from the bonds of brotherhood, unity, political and economic cooperation in the interests of a state-level monitoring admired. " found the assessment.
“Our companies have great interest in Turkmenistan”
Minister Arslan pointed out that Turkmenistan is one of the countries that Turkish investors are most interested in, and they are pleased that Turkish contracting companies take part in major projects in Turkmenistan.
Turkey, Turkmenistan Arslan, indicating that it will continue to assume a role in economic development, "Turkmenbashi International Sea Port, as an indispensable stop on the Great Silk Road in Turkmenistan, the country and our 'Central Corridor believes will make a great contribution, which contribute to I thank everyone. ” said.
Turkmenistan President Gurbangulu Berdimuhamedov said, “Turkmenbashi International Sea Port will take economic cooperation between Asia and Europe to the next level. It will create new strategic perspectives in regional and continental contacts, accelerate the national economy and reflect positively on international cooperation. ” said.