Turkey and Georgia to open joint border gate
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyThe Sarp border crossing between Turkey and Georgia, Turkey’s gateway to the Caucasus and Central Asia, will be jointly used, says a Turkish offical.
Turkey and Georgia are to open a joint border gate, the first shared border crossing implementation, in the first quarter of 2014, the Undersecretary of the Customs and Trade Ministry Ziya Altunyaldız said.
The Sarp border crossing between Turkey and Georgia, Turkey’s gateway to the Caucasus and Central Asia, will be jointly used.
Turkey is one of the biggest foreign trade partners of Georgia. Turkey ranks first among foreign trade partners of Georgia by accounting for 18 percent of volume of imports, and ranks fifth for the volume of exports with a weight of 6 percent.
Turkish contractors have carried out 159 projects in Georgia worth $2.7 billion so far.
In the first nine months of 2013, about one million vehicles and six million passengers crossed the Sarp border gate.