white goods train carrying the first load of items exported to Russia from Turkey, the destination station, near Moscow Vorsino reached this morning. The journey of the train took 11 days. Welcomed with a ceremony at the private industrial zone station in Kaluga region, the train broke new ground in terms of freight transportation between the two countries.
Moscow Ambassador Mehmet Samsar and Deputy General Director of Russian Railways Sergey Pavlov also attended the welcoming ceremony.
In the speeches, it was emphasized that a new page has been opened in the commercial relations of the two countries with the railway transportation project.
With this trip of the train, ovens and dishwashers that the Beko company exported to the Russian market were brought. Beko Russia General Manager Orhan Sayman also attended the welcoming ceremony.
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez and Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu attended the farewell ceremony of export trains to Russia and China from Ankara Station on January 29.
Karaismailoğlu gave the following information: “Our export train, which we will see off today, will travel approximately 4 kilometers to Moscow, the destination in the Russian Federation, by using the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line. The 650 dishwashers, stoves and ovens produced in our country will be transported to the Vladimir Region of the Russian Federation in 3 containers loaded in 321 wagons. Previously be done by rail and sea transport made it through the land, the breakthrough in the field of railways and railway Turkey is the result of confidence in our ISLETMECILIGI. "
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that it is extremely important for both countries to safely transport their products by the exporters and importers of both countries via the railway and thus strengthening the commercial relations. “I do not see the transportation as only commercial activities. Trade and shopping, one of the most important elements of being a multi-dimensional relations between Turkey and Russia and also strengthen the bridge of friendship between the two countries, "the assessment found.
The block export train heading towards Russia was the beginning of the block export trains between the two countries. The train with 15 wagons arrived at the destination Vorsino (Moscow) in the Russian Federation via Georgia - Azerbaijan.