The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway route provides an uninterrupted supply of goods between London to Pekin, Turkey’s transport minister said Friday.

Adil Karaismailoglu told reporters in the central province Kirikkale that the railway route and the Marmaray sub-sea tunnel are vital to trade of goods.

Turkey sent the first freight export train to China recently via this route. The country continues to operate export trains to Russia and China.

He recalled that Turkey realized major projects in 2020, and added that the country also started 2021 with high quality projects such as Turksat 5A satellite.

*Writing by Gokhan Ergocun in Istanbul

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