Foreign Minister holds talks with his Chinese counterpart

2019-04-04 17:27:39

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar, who is on an official visit to the People’s Republic of China, held official negotiations with the State Council and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi on April 2.

The parties expressed satisfaction with the successful development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between Mongolia and China, noting that the bilateral relations is the foreign policy priority for the both countries.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and 25th anniversary of the establishment of Treaty on Friendly Relations and Cooperation. In this regard, the sides agreed to organize a number of events in political, trade, cultural, humanity and local cooperation fields.

The two sides agreed to maintain the frequency of bilateral high level visits, particularly preparing well for the high level visits on the occasion of the 70th anniversary and enrich the comprehensive strategic partnership with new concept. Moreover, the parties exchanged views on increasing bilateral trade turnover, improving the achievement of 2018, trade system improvement, export diversification, increasing the export of value-added and non-mining products and reducing trade barriers.

The parties also discussed the progress of joint projects in detail and the Chinese side pledged to accelerate the ongoing projects on reconstruction of Wastewater Treatment Plant in Ulaanbaatar, redevelopment of ger areas as well as projects to be implemented in agriculture and other sectors. It was also noted that China will support organizing joint exhibitions and trade fairs to promote products of Mongolian SMEs to the Chinese customers and participation of Mongolian entities in the international expos organized in China.

The sides agreed to continue cooperation in upgrading border checkpoints, establishment of new railway checkpoint, schedule extension of particular checkpoints and reducing difficulties and challenges that the checkpoints face.

In addition to sharing views on cooperation in culture, education and humanities, the sides expressed their readiness to advance trilateral cooperation within the Mongolia-China-Russia Economic Corridor Establishment Program.

During the talks, the sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interests.

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