Deputy PM meets Deputy Assistant Secretary W.Patrick MurphyPolitics
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/ On October 9, Deputy Prime Minister U.Enkhtuvshin met W. Patrick Murphy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia at U.S Department of State, at the State House.
Mr. Enkhtuvshin expressed his satisfaction with active relations and cooperation of the two countries and highlighted many important events, in particular that the countries agreed to elevate bilateral relations into expanded comprehensive partnership and signed the Mongolia Second Compact of Millennium Challenge Corporation during recent visit of Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh to the United States.
Mongolia considers the U.S. as its important third neighbor and close friend, he noted and expressed the country’s intention to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation and to realize issues agreed during the PM’s visit, added Mr.Enkhtuvshin.
Mr.Murphy concurred with what Mongolian Deputy PM has said, and congratulated on signing the Second Compact by qualifying certain requirements. He also noted visible outcomes due to its involvement in the Extended Fund Facility arrangement of the International Monetary Fund, expressing his hope that Mongolia will decisively implement EFF, improve its fiscal discipline and grow economy.
At the meeting, Mr. Enkhtuvshin handed over a letter of gratitude of the Mongolian PM for Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence and U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo.
Additionally, they exchanged views on relations between legislative and other public organizations, people-to-people ties, peacekeeping operations and regional security.