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Giorgi Kvirikashvili will attend Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway opening ceremony

Publish Time 2017-10-30 07:55:00

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will be activated. Today the first train will run on the railway line.

The official opening ceremony will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan.  Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi kvirikashvili will attend the ceremony.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev invited the Head of the Government of Georgia to the event. 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdullah Arypov will also take part in the official opening ceremony.

The implementation of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project started in 2007. Within the project, Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki section of the railway was rehabilitated.  A new 29-kilometer section from Akhalkalaki to Turkish border was constructed. Passenger Trains for Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway is planned to be launched from 2018.

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