Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloglu made statements regarding trade between Kyrgyzstan and Turkiye. Minister Uraloglu said, “The new steps to be taken in terms of road transportation will make significant contributions to the development of relations between the two countries.” On the other hand, Minister Uraloglu said, “In addition to the trade between our countries, trade between the east and the west will develop, and the Central Corridor will become even stronger.”
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloglu stated that trade between Turkiye and Kyrgyzstan, as well as trade between east and west, will develop and said, “The Central Corridor will become even stronger.”
Minister Uraloglu met with Kyrgyz Minister of Transport and Communications Tilek Tekebaev and his accompanying delegation at the ministry.
During the meeting, Uraloglu expressed his pleasure in hosting them in Ankara for the 11th Meeting of the Turkiye -Kyrgyzstan Joint Economic Commission.
Stating that Turkiye and Kyrgyzstan are located in a difficult and valuable geography, Uraloglu said, “When people live in a difficult geography, they try harder to adapt to the conditions they are in and overcome them. The role that the Organization of Turkish States has taken recently is very valuable to us, too. We are gathering around a table for the first time. We call it ‘Turkiye Century’. Turkish state organizations call it ‘Turkish Century’. This is really valuable for us.”
THE CENTRAL CORRIDOR WILL GET STRONGER
Minister Uraloglu underlined that the new steps to be taken in terms of road transportation will make significant contributions to the development of relations between the two countries.
Reminding that the Land Transportation Joint Commission Meeting was last held in 2021, Minister Uraloglu said, “At the meeting, it was decided to liberalize bilateral and transit transportation. With this decision, considering the changes in the supply chain and the increasing demand for road transportation, trade between our countries as well as between east and west will improve, and the Central Corridor will become even stronger.”
WE ATTACH UTTER IMPORTANCE TO RAIL TRANSPORTATION
Explaining that Turkiye also attaches importance to railway transportation and makes large-scale investments in this field, Minister Uraloglu said, “These investments are beneficial not only for itself but also for the countries in the region. We created an uninterrupted railway infrastructure on the Central Corridor with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, which we put into operation in 2017. We also support projects related to railway transportation.”
COOPERATION IN TRANSPORTATION WILL BE INCREASED BETWEEN TURKIYE AND KYRGYZSTAN
Kyrgyzstan Minister of Transport and Communications Tilek Tekebaev stated that logistics is an important part of the economy and said, “Our meetings were very productive. Commercial relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and Turkiye continue to increase rapidly recently. We see the best example of this in the increase in freight transportation. Agreements to be made between the two countries in the field of road transportation are also very important in this sense. We seek to strengthen cooperation with Turkiye by looking at alternative corridors. Cooperation in the field of transportation will be increased between the Republic of Turkiye and the Kyrgyz Republic.”
Source: Sabah / Prepared by Irem Yildiz