BTK to facilitate economic co-op between Bulgaria, Azerbaijan – PM (Exclusive)

Business Materials 12 February 2018 16:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railroad will facilitate economic cooperation between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan, Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov said in an interview with Trend.

“We consider Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway line as a strategic transport project, which could bring benefits not only for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, but also for Bulgaria and other European countries,” said the minister.

He pointed out that the EU welcomed the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line in a special statement with regard to the further improvements of the transport links between Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Central Asia.

The official opening ceremony of the BTK railway was held in Baku Oct. 30, 2017. The BTK railway was constructed on the basis a Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement.

The railway’s peak capacity will be 17 million tons of cargo per year. At an initial stage, this figure will be one million passengers and 6.5 million tons of cargo.


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