D.Byambaa: Mongolia was the second country to recognize the DPRK

2018-10-16 09:58:56

It has been 70 years since Mongolia recognized the independence of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and established diplomatic relations with the country on October 15, 1948.

Marking the anniversary, a meeting and opening of the cultural days were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where people shared many good memories about history and traditions of the cooperation between the two countries.

Former Ambassador of Mongolia to the DPRK, Diplomat D.Byambaa said “In the beginning of the two countries relations we used to provide mutual assistance including Mongolia receiving North Korean children during the Korean War, and the relations progressed as developing small and medium-sized enterprises, establishing a joint venture of medical plants and training students at chemical industries. During the transition period in 1990s, bilateral relations revived, paying mutual visits. Today, North Korean citizens are working in Mongolia in the fields of construction, road and light industry. There is a wide opportunity to further expand bilateral cooperation. We have the longest friendly ties as Mongolia was the second country after the Soviet Union to recognize North Korea and to establish diplomatic relations with the country.”

As a part of the anniversary celebration, an exhibition displaying photos, documents and books related to the history of bilateral relations and cooperation is running at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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