Mongolia-USA consultations focus on lasting partnerships

2015-09-10 13:46:17

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 10th annual bilateral consultations (ABCs) between the governments of Mongolia and the United States were held on Tuesday the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ulaanbaatar.

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel led the U.S delegation, which also included Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton, whereas the State Secretary of the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr D Gankhuyag led the Mongolian government delegation at the talks.

The United States and Mongolia discussed economic and commercial ties, U.S. support for Mongolia's peacekeeping efforts, and regional security.

Mr Russel noted that this year’s ABCs were especially important because they occurred after the revival of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks. The U.S. delegation also expressed its support for Mongolia’s 25 years of democratic progress and its commitment to being a role model for developing democracies.