Mongolia-Italy economic cooperation will expand

2015-10-26 13:56:27

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Purevsuren exchanged views on the Mongolia-Italy cooperation with his Italian counterpart Mr Paolo Gentiloni during the official visit to the country October 23-24.

Noting that the countries celebrated this year the 45th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, Purevsuren underlined a successful development of the Mongolia-Italy relations and cooperation, and affirmed that Mongolia wants to strengthen these ties and cooperation.

The parties discussed all opportunities that may broaden the cooperation, including regularizing high level mutual visits and a cooperation mechanism, activating the bilateral commercial and economic collaboration such as in food and agricultural spheres, for expamle, also supporting the cooperation between private sectors, and intensifying cultural and educational exchanges. They also shared views on the international and regional issues.

Mr Purevsuren spoke about a preparation for the 11th ASEM Summit which will run in Ulaanbaatar next year.  

Mr Gentiloni pointed out that his country plans to open its Embassy in Mongolia by 2016 and intends to help Mongolia in hosting the ASEM Summit and restoring scholarships for trained staffers in the classical arts.

He affirmed Italy's willingness to support Mongolia in seeking a membership in the United Nations Council for Human Rights and the Non-Permanent Membership of the UN Security Council.

After this, Purevsuren met Mr Benedetto Della Vedova, the State Secretary of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to consider issues of promoting the collaboration between the two Foreign Ministries, supporting each other within international organizations, and cooperating in a preparation for the 2016 ASEM Summit.