Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Prime Minister J.Erdenebat Wednesday met a delegation headed by Mr Heita Kawakatsu, the governor of Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture.
Expressing his satisfaction with the intensive development of the cooperation between the countries’ localities, the Premier said he is pleased with a leading role of Shizuoka governor in this cooperation.
Mr Kawakatsu pointed out a cooperation memorandum was signed between Selenge aimag and Shizuoka Prefecture in 2016 during a visit of the Mongolian Prime Minister to Japan. In frames of the cooperation, buckwheat has been planted on 40 hectares area in Selenge, Mr Kawakatsu said. The planting and growing are going well, he added.
“When I traveled to Selenge, I enjoyed a beautiful landscape and historical sites where land farming is well developed. I believe this aimag has a big opportunity to boost its tourism industry,” Mr Kawakatsu said.
Shizuoka Prefecture is an economically-powerful region and also keeps Japanese traditional culture and custom, so Mongolia hasa lot to learn from the Prefecture, said the Prime Minister. Mr Erdenebat said he is thankful to Shizuoka for receiving Mongolian athletes to have training for the forthcoming 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. He promised to boost the collaboration between the localities.