Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan stated that they are proud and happy that Turkish goods arrive in China, one of the world's largest markets, in 13 days, on the railroad, in the footsteps of the historical Silk Road, and said, "These flights will increase and continue regularly." used the expressions.
Minister Pekcan, Istanbul ÇerkezköyHe participated in the welcoming ceremony of the first block export train, which ended its journey in Xian, China, via video conferencing method.
Taking from Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan said, Kazakhstan by transcending the Caspian Sea catenin and about 8 thousand 700 kilometers in the export trend of voicing constitute a good start in terms of the Far East railroad shipments from Turkey Pekcan “We are witnessing that the Middle Corridor, which we believe will contribute to the enrichment of European and Asian trade with mutual shipments, is revived with railway transportation. I hope this time and as our exports, our country will continue after the bilateral trade between Turkey and China, and even that contribute to global trade. " found in the evaluations.
Pekcan emphasized that the developments in the global economy in recent years have revealed the importance of having strong logistics opportunities even more clearly, and noted that the restrictions on road transport due to the epidemic increase the strategic importance of the rail transport sector, which is relatively less affected by the epidemic.
Today, emerging economies as a prominent Asian countries, in global trade than to increase their share and global value chains important roles striking continued to undertake Pekcan, Turkey's production and export as well as the dynamism in infrastructure, rich human resources, susceptibility to innovation and owned quality stated that it increases its quality of being one of the important and determining actors of the global economy with its standards day by day.
Pekcan, because it is a bridge between Asia and Europe, stressing that Turkey's logistics and maintain its strategic importance in terms of transport, in this context, Belt and Road Project, Turkey's theoretical advantages and said they saw their privileges as one of the most important projects to transform practical benefits.
This historic journey of our success and exporter in Turkey
Pekcan said that they, as the Ministry, attach importance to and supports the work on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, which is a critical transition point in transportation to China.
“Effective use of the Baku Tbilisi Kars railway line and therefore the Middle Corridor will be successful with the increased cooperation of all relevant stakeholder countries and the smooth and more frequent use of the Caspian crossings. Working together of all relevant countries and making the Middle Corridor more usable will contribute to sustainable growth in the region. In addition, the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank, of which our country is one of the founding members, offers strategic opportunities within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. For this reason, we want Turkish companies to be actively involved in projects to be realized with the financing of Asya Investment and Infrastructure Bank. "
Stating that they witnessed a historical day and the successful completion of a historical expedition, Pekcan said:
“We are proud and happy that Turkish goods arrive in China, one of the world's largest markets, in 13 days, on the railroad, in the footsteps of the historical Silk Road. These flights will increase and continue regularly. We will also make any necessary contribution to this. This historic trip to Turkey and our history as a successful exporter, exports adventure in our country was an important milestone. "
Pekcan sustainable in the future of Turkey-China bilateral relations, stable and balanced manner in which the railway will contribute to the development of this important expedition wished to be auspicious auspicious for Turkish exporters and countries.