Erdogan calls TANAP one of most important projects of Azerbaijan, Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The construction of TANAP (Trans Anatolian Pipeline) is one of the most important projects implemented by Turkey and Azerbaijan, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He made the remarks during the joint statements with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Ankara March 15.
Currently, TANAP's construction is underway in Turkey, said Erdogan.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan and Turkey implement the important project on the construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, which will link Europe and Asia, he added.
"The BTK is a priority project for Turkey in the sphere of cargo transportation, and the construction of the railway will be completed in December of the current year," noted Erdogan.
The decline in world oil prices slightly affected the trade turnover between Turkey and Azerbaijan, said the president adding that despite this fact, the two countries aim to increase the trade turnover up to $20 billion over the next five years.
Turkey is also interested in goods import from Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, according to Erdogan.
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