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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Defense Minister of the People’s Republic of China Colonel-General Chang Wanquan Thursday started a working visit to Mongolia, by invitation of his Mongolian counterpart Ts.Tsolmon.
The same day, the two Ministers held official talks and signed an agreement on assistance. During the talks, Mr Tsolmon thanked his guest for sending troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for the first time to the “Khaan Quest” international military exercises for peacekeeping, and hoped that China will keep such a participation and will expand and regularize mutual and international exercises for sharing experiences in peacekeeping operations.
The parties expressed a mutual willingness to boost cooperation in peacekeeping operations, selection of peacekeepers, supporting each others’ military servicemen at elections, exchanging information about regions and territories which are taking part in the peacekeeping operations with UN mandates, and rendering assistance to each other with necessary human forces and techniques.
The establishment of the Mongolia-China intergovernmental agreement on the cooperation in military and technical spheres has brought the bilateral ties in the defense into a new level, said Tsolmon.
Our relations in the defense sector have been intensively developing based on common interests of the two countries, friendly relations and trust of people. "Our relations also have been boosting in many directions,” he said.
The visit of the Defense Minister of China is the first one after 15 years. Within the visit, Colonel-General Chang Wanquan will be received by the President Ts.Elbegdorj and the PM Ch.Saikhanbileg. He will leg the University of Defense as well.