Turkey builds new checkpoint at Georgian border
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov. 18
By Nana Kirtzkhalia -Trend:
Turkey has begun the construction of a new customs checkpoint Childir , Aktash on the Georgian-Turkish border in Javakheti. The launch was attended by the delegation from the Georgian side from the Finance Ministry headed by the Minister Nodar Khaduri and from the Turkish side by Minister of Customs and Trade Hayati Yazici, the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Rifat Hisarciklioglu and other officials.
As the Georgian Finance Ministry reported on Nov.18, intensification of trade and economic relations between the two countries, effective management of customs checkpoints and increased transport and tourist flows are the priority areas of cooperation between Georgia and Turkey.
According to the ministry, commissioning of the new customs checkpoint by the Turkish side will make a significant contribution towards the development of international traffic between Georgia and Turkey that will affect the economic development of the region and trade relations.
According to the report, in August 2014 simultaneously with operating the new Childir, Aktash customs checkpoint from the Turkish side, Georgia will complete the reconstruction of the Kartsakh checkpoint that will create new opportunities for economic development in the region, the Georgian Finance Ministry said.