EU Statement on opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway
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The European Union welcomes the new rail corridor which, coupled with investments, improved infrastructure and logistics coordination will provide better connectivity, new business opportunities and increased trade. This is at the heart of  its Eastern Partnership as well as of its Central Asia strategy. 

The European Union has always supported projects aiming at improving connectivity with its neighbouring Partner countries. With further improvements of transport links between Turkey and Bulgaria as well as between Azerbaijan and Central Asia, this project will provide fast and reliable land connection between Europe and Asia along the ancient Silk Route. 

We are also supporting the Southern Gas Corridor which will provide similar energy interconnection. 

Source: EC