Turkish Ambassador puts forth request for flights to other Asian countries through UlaanbaatarEconomy
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On January 11, Minister of Road and Transport L.Khaltar received Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Mongolia Zafer Ateş to exchange views on bilateral relations and cooperation in the transportation sector.
Minister L.Khaltar congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment in Mongolia in May 2021, and expressed willingness to actively cooperate in developing sectoral cooperation aimed at expanding the two countries’ trade, economic, and business relations.
He then highlighted that aviation and road transport makes up a significant portion of sectoral cooperation between Mongolia and Turkey, and underlined the increasing responsibility of transport during the pandemic.
Thus, he put forth a suggestion to organize meetings between corresponding professional organizations in order to further improve relations in air transport, and establish railway connections based on mutually-beneficial, fair principles.
In turn, Ambassador Zafer Ateş expressed his satisfaction with the resumption of flights en route Ulaanbaatar - Istanbul from April 2021, and noted the importance of offering transport services that meets demands in connection with the increasing amount of freight being transported from Turkey.
In its framework, he put forth a request to increase the frequency of flights being conducted by Turkish Airlines, and obtain permission to conduct cargo flights to other countries in Asia through Ulaanbaatar.
Regarding railways, the Ambassador highlighted the opportunity to be connected through the ‘Middle Corridor’ which connects countries such as Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and China in the framework of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, and agreed to support the cooperation of corresponding organizations for studying the matter.