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Georgian Prime Minister about the importance of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars

“The region needs reliable channels for transportation.”

On Friday, January 23, the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili participated in the discussion within the World Economic Summit in Davos, during which he noted the importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.

Oxu.Az reports with reference to the Georgian media that Garibashvili informed the participants of the discussion on the topic of “cross-border economic regions of Europe” with the vision of the Georgian authorities of new economic and trade routes.

“The economic, political and cultural interdependence of cross-border economic regions in Europe is growing by the day. The strengthening of communication routes over large areas is crucial to the sustainable development of the region of Eurasia. Region needs fast, cheap and reliable channels for the transport of goods from China to Europe”, Garibashvili said at the meeting.

According to him, from this point of view the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is highly important,  as it is aimed at ensuring the direct route between Turkey and Georgia to connect Europe and Asia. After the launch of the project, the transportation of goods from China to the European market will be reduced by half, the path distance decreased by almost 7500 km.