Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/ On February 3-5, Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar paid an official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the invitation of DPRK Foreign Affairs Minister Ri Yong-ho.
The Minister D.Tsogtbaatar paid a courtesy call on Kim Yong-nam, the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, and held an official meeting with Ri Su-yong, vice chairman for International Relations at Politburo of the Workers’ Party and member of the State Affairs Commission. Moreover, D.Tsogtbaatar held official talks with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho.
During the official meeting and talks, the sides emphasized successful development of Mongolia-DPRK traditional friendly relations and cooperation and agreed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of establishment of the diplomatic relations, which occurs this year, in respective countries.
Kim Yong-nam, the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, recalled that he accompanied then-North Korean leader Kim Il-sung's visits to Mongolia twice. He underlined that Mongolia-North Korea relations reached the present level, overcoming challenges and relied on earnest aspiration and friendship of the people of the two countries over the past 70 years.
At the official talks of Foreign Ministers, the sides affirmed to develop bilateral relations sustainable. Within the anniversary celebrations, the sides agreed to organize scientific conference, photo exhibition and cultural events. Moreover, they expressed commitment to promote Mongolia and Korea studies respectively, train specialists and researchers and support Mongolian and Korean language training.
In addition, the sides discussed about maintaining cooperation not only in bilateral level, but also in international and regional levels. N.Korea expressed its support for Mongolia’s initiative ‘Ulaanbaatar Dialogue’ which aims at ensuring regional peace and security.
Minister D.Tsogtbaatar congratulated for recommencement of talks between DPRK and the Republic of Korea and decision to participate jointly in PyongChang Winter Olympics.
He also expressed his hope that the talks will continue further and give an important impetus to stabilize the region.
In the scope of the visit, a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding was signed by authorities of the National Emergency Management Agency of Mongolia and State Committee for Emergency and Disaster Management of the DPRK.
Meetings and talks ran in friendly atmosphere and became a significant event for future cooperation of the two countries, reported the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Mongolia.