Turkey says historic Silk Road must be revived

Turkish Minister of Transportation said the revival of the Silk Road by Turkey and China will add a new dimension to bilateral relations.

Turkey says historic Silk Road must be revived

 

Turkish Minister of Transportation Binali Yildirim said Tuesday the revival of the historic Silk Road by Turkey and China will add a new dimension to bilateral relations between Turkey and China.

Binali Yildirim met with his Chinese counterpart Li Shenglin in Beijing on Tuesday.

As the ministers of transportation, it must be our duty to strengthen economic relations between Turkey and China by making infrastructure investments, Yildirim noted.

China International Institute of Multinational Corporations (CIIMC) has chosen Izmir, Istanbul and Ankara as cities in which Chinese firms can invest in. It is pleasing to see that one of China's biggest companies, China General Technology Holding Ltd., has decided to make investments worth one billion USD for the production of spare parts for buses, trucks and commercial vehicles, in energy and health sectors in Izmir, Yildirim said.

Chinese companies are interested in infrastructure projects pertaining to highways in Turkey. The maritime sector is an other area that promises potential for cooperation between Turkish and Chinese companies, Yildirim said.

Li Shenglin, in his part, said that he was pleased with the development of Turkish-Chinese relations.

We must enrich our bilateral relations and develop a memorandum of understanding signed in 2006, Shenglin said.

Following the meeting of the two ministers, Shenglin hosted a dinner in honor of Binali Yildirim and an accompanying delegation.

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