$1bn rail link opens between Asia and Europe

1 November 2017

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey launched a key component of China’s One Belt One Road initiative by establishing a freight and passenger railway link between central Asia and Europe. 

The first train on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, which ultimately aims to link London to Beijing, departed from Baku following an inauguration attended by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev and Georgian prime minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili earlier this week.

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