Proposal submitted on opening Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Mongolia

2019-03-14 12:59:21

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Speaker of the Parliament G.Zandanshatar, who is on official visit to the Swiss Confederation, held official talks with President of the Swiss National Council, Ms. Marina Carobbio Guscetti on March 13.


Stating that the two countries have common values to respect democracy and human rights and to strengthen international security, Speaker G.Zandanshatar emphasized the Parliament and the Government of Mongolia have been focusing special attention on solidifying democracy, honoring justice and preventing from corruption and abuse of power related crime.

While submitting proposals on setting up Mongolia-Switzerland group in the Swiss parliament and opening the Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Ulaanbaatar, he expressed his interest to broaden cooperation in the areas such as trade, investment, tourism, agriculture, culture, education, science, defense and sea transport. Requests were made to organize a concert for promoting Mongolian folk and classic arts in Switzerland and to conduct painting and photo exhibitions in Ulaanbaatar city within the 55th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties.


Noting that Mongolians highly appreciate activities of the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development, which has been implementing highly effective projects and programs in Mongolia, the Speaker expressed gratitude to the Swiss side on continuously involving Mongolia in its 2017-2020 Development and Cooperation strategy.


Moreover, he asked to provide opportunity to cooperate with Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE) and investment funds as well as to render assistance on establishing bilateral free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association.  

In turn, Ms. Marina Guscetti highlighted her requests to solidify parliamentary democracy, increase citizen engagement as well as to deepen successful cooperation of parliamentary offices further.


Speaker G.Zandashatar expressed his full support on proposals made by Ms. Marina Guscetti on encouraging joint researches of educational institutes and trade and investment interest and initiatives of business people and activating collaboration of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the two countries.