Foreign Minister’s visit to the Czech Republic concludes

2019-05-23 12:36:36

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia D.Tsogtbaatar made an official visit to the Czech Republic on May 20-21 at the invitation of his Czech counterpart Tomas Petricek.

On the second day of the visit, Foreign Minister D.Tsogtbaatar paid a call on the country’s Prime Minister Andrej Babis, exchanging views on possibilities of expanding bilateral cooperation in trade, economy, and agriculture, such as utilizing Czech technology in production of value-added products.

The Foreign Minister met with Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček in attendance of authorities of some of the Czech entities operating in Mongolia. The sides discussed opportunities for improving economic, trade, and investment environment, strengthening the ties between businesspeople of the two countries, and implementing mutually beneficial joint projects and programs.

As part of the visit, Minister D.Tsogtbaatar had a tour in the Prague Zoo which has been contributing significantly to conservation and breeding of Przewalski's horse or takhi, the last wild horse and had a meeting with the zoo Director Miroslav Bobek and Deputy Mayor of Prague Petr Hlubucek. He talked about working together on raising population of rare wild animals including Przewalski's horse, wild Bactrian camel, saiga antelope, and Gobi bear in Mongolia, while extending gratitude to the Prague city administration for its decision to donate three Czech korunas or 342 Mongolian tugriks from each zoo ticket for conservation of Przewalski's horse.

Moreover, the Minister made a call on Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Radek Vondracek and discussed the cooperation between parliaments and parliamentary friendship groups of the two countries.