Speaker meets Prime Minister of Japan

2015-10-22 18:10:57

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Chairman of the State Great Khural (parliament) Z.Enkhbold Thursday received Mr Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. The meeting ran after Mr Abe had legged the parliamentary session hall to witness MPs' routine work.

Mr Abe thanked the Speaker for receiving him and said the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) significantly contributed to broadening of the bilateral relations. He also said the visit of the Mongolian Speaker to Japan this year has widened the relations between the two legislative bodies. In response, the Speaker said he is happy to meet with Mr Abe and emphasized that Mongolia attaches a great importance to the strategic partnership with Japan, our "Third Neighbor". He said that a boosting of the ties and collaboration with Japan is one of the priorities of Mongolia’s foreign policy.

He went on that Speakers of Japan’s Houses of Representatives and Councillors, parliamentary members and members of the Japan-Mongolia inter-parliamentary group all have greatly contributed to the bilateral relations. He expressed a satisfaction with the ratification of the EPA by parliaments of the two countries.

Mongolia wants to attract the Japanese investments, to introduce its know-how, to export own products to Japan and to other countries, and to join the Production network and the Economic Connectivity.

Then, the sides shared views on the political and social-economic issues.

Present at the meeting were also D.Gankhuyag MP, a head of the Mongolia-Japan inter-parliamentary group at the State Great Khural; S.Batbold MP; N.Battsereg MP, the Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism; A.Gansukh, an advisor to the Speaker; and other officials.