PM U.Khurelsukh receives US Secretary of State M.PompeoPolitics
Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh, who is visiting the United States, received the US
Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo on September 20, exchanging views on
bilateral relations and cooperation and mutually interested matters of
international and regional relations.
Appreciating the elevation of bilateral relations into the expanded comprehensive partnership as a result of the visit, they avowed mutually that the countries are for developing the partnership by enriching it with new economic content.
Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh expressed his satisfaction with the mutual commitment to implement the Roadmap between Mongolia and the USA for Expanded Comprehensive Partnership.
He requested the USA to be big investor and trade partner of Mongolia and develop mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation.
Mr.Khurelsukh also emphasized certain measures being taken by Mongolian government on diversifying its economy. The PM informed that some U.S. Congress members submitted the Mongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act to the Congress, which is an important bill in terms of exporting Mongolian cashmere and other textile garments to the United States duty free, and asked support for it.
During the meeting, the sides pointed out the signing of Mongolia’s USD350 million Second Compact Agreement by the Government of Mongolia and the Millennium Challenge Corporation of the United States.
The Compact Agreement is significant to increase water supply, which is one of pressing issues of Ulaanbaatar city, and to improve social life of Mongolians, emphasized the PM.
Mr.Khurelsukh pledged to implement this project successfully, which is a symbol of the lasting friendship between Mongolian and American people, while expressing heartfelt appreciation to the US government and its people.
In turn, Mr. Pompeo underlined that the Compact is an evidence of U.S. support for Mongolia’s persistent intent for creating good governance and transparency in the country.
Underscoring the importance of cultural and educational cooperation, the sides discussed about implementing measures to broaden educational programs through public-private partnerships, increase direct exchanges, promote both commercial and non-commercial cultural exchanges, and enhance collaboration through an increase of Peace Corps volunteers and their activities in Mongolia, as well as to announce 2019 as the ‘Mongolia-U.S.Youth Year.’
As well, the sides also exchanged views on cooperation in the fields of energy, combating money laundering, fighting against terrorism and digital infrastructure.