MINSK, 18 June (BelTA) – Belarus is interested in the development of intermodal transportation to Turkey. Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Avramenko made the statement as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Belarus Mustafa Ozcan and Chairman of the Turkey-Belarus Business Council Yilmaz Soycan, the ministry's press service told BelTA.
During the meeting Aleksei Avramenko stressed that many years of positive experience of cooperation between Belarus and Turkey in the area of transport represents a reliable foundation for stepping up trade between the two countries.
Intermodal freight shipping by rail between Belarus and Turkey was high on the agenda of the meeting. Yilmaz Soycan noted that transport and logistics are crucial to the balanced development of trade relations. “This railway corridor provides for organizing container freight shipping among other things. Its realization will considerably reduce costs,” he said. The Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister assured that Belarus is also interested in taking a closer look at the possibilities.
Aleksei Avramenko went on saying: “Today we are ready to do our best to develop intermodal transportation between Belarus and Turkey soon. It is a promising avenue for expanding effective cooperation between the countries and for increasing the trade turnover.” The transport and communications minister added that Belarusian Railways will work together with the Turkish business community to work out the logistics of container freight transportation in detail.
The sides also discussed interaction in transportation by road, by air, and in road construction and maintenance. At the end of the meeting the sides reaffirmed strong interest in future strategic partnership.