On the morning of Dec. 16, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek of the Republic of Turkey accompanied by Abdulkadir Emin Yonen, ambassador of Turkey visited CRCC and had a friendly exchange with Chairman of CRCC and Secretary of Party Committee Meng Fengchao. The two sides reached a consensus on matters related to infrastructure construction.
Mr. Meng Fengchao welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek and his delegation members and made an introduction about CRCC’s business sectors, major achievements and development in the overseas market. Meng Fengchao expressed that the strategic cooperation relationship between China and Turkey has maintained a comprehensive and rapid development momentum in recent years, especially "The Belt and Road" initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping has received a positive response from Turkish leaders and people from all walks of life. CRCC has constructed the Turkey Anyi high-speed rail project of 250 kilometers per hour with our cooperative partner in Turkey. And CRCC’s manufacturing equipment also entered Turkey. Therefore, the cooperation between the two sides has a good foundation. CRCC hopes to start more extensive cooperation with enterprises in Turkey by virtue of its own abilities and advantages to jointly serve the development of infrastructure construction in Turkey and make a positive contribution to the friendship between the two peoples.
Mr. Mehmet Simsek expressed his thanks to CRCC for its contribution in the construction of the Turkey Anyi high-speed rail project. He said that since "The Belt and Road " initiative proposed by China highly fits in with the "middle corridor" initiative of Turkey, China and Turkey has been working to build a strategic partnership. At present, the economic and social development of Turkey is urgently needed to promote the construction of high speed railway, urban subway and other infrastructure. CRCC has rich experiences in this field and has successfully implemented many projects. We have faith in CRCC’s strength. CRCC is welcome to participate in the construction and development of Turkey. The government of Turkey will provide all aspects of support for the cooperation between the two sides.