Foreign Minister holds official talks with his Singaporean counterpart

2019-06-07 16:58:01

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Paying an official visit to the Republic of Singapore, Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar held official talks with his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan on June 6.

During the talks, the sides spoke of expanding bilateral relations in trade, investment, economy and educational sectors and strengthening cooperation in international and regional arena.

Minister D.Tsogtbaatar noted it is the first time that Mongolian Foreign Minister is paying an official visit to Singapore  since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1970.

Mr. Tsogtbaatar said he hopes Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan will visit Mongolia within the framework of celebrating 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations to be marked next year.

The sides stated it is time to intensify actual business and economic cooperation as bilateral political friendly relations strengthened and legal basis of cooperation settled. In this regard, they underlined an importance of Mongolia-Singapore Business Dialogue to be held on June 7.

Mr. Tsogtbaatar said he hopes that Singapore will support Mongolia to be ASEAN dialogue partner and participate in East Asia Summit.

The Singaporean Minister expressed readiness to render supports for capacity building of Mongolia’s state servants and giving knowledge on capital market.

The same day, Minister D.Tsogtbaatar gave interview to the television program of ‘Channel News Asia’ TV, which is viewed by 100 million audiences, and the interview touched Mongolia-Singapore relations and Mongolia’s foreign policy and actions. Moreover, he got acquainted with activities of the National Research Foundation of Singapore, which sets the national direction for research and development by developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise.