President of the Swiss National Council pays courtesy call on President Kh.Battulga

2019-06-25 09:51:31

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At the invitation of Parliament Speaker G.Zandanshatar, President of the National Council of the Swiss Confederation Marina Carobbio Guscetti is paying an official visit to Mongolia on June 23-26.

Within the frame of her visit, Mrs. Guscetti paid a courtesy call on President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga on June 24.

At the beginning of the meeting, Mrs. Guscetti spoke about the broadening development cooperation between the two countries in the spheres of agriculture, food safety, vocational education, and governance, saying that her visit aimed to promote projects and programs within these sectors.

During the meeting, the sides concurred that the amount of bilateral trade turnover, which is about USD 16 million, is unsatisfactory and emphasized the importance of stability in political and legal environments in deepening bilateral economic relations.

President Battulga expressed his view that among the many spheres that can help augment bilateral economic relations is the tourism industry, and there is an opportunity to adopt new management methods from Switzerland in an effort to fully utilize the tourism potentials of Mongolia. For her part, Mrs. Guscetti relayed the interest of the Switzerland Tourism, the national tourism organization of the Swiss Federation, in working with Mongolia in tourism industry, while adding that she had a bright vision for bilateral tourism cooperation.

Furthermore, the sides exchanged their views regarding the projects and initiatives that are being implemented in the renewable energy industry and agreed on the possibility of upgrading bilateral cooperation in this area.

At the end of the meeting, President Battulga addressed the matter of the opening of the Swiss Embassy in Mongolia and invited President Ueli Maurer of the Swiss Confederation to visit Mongolia at his convenience.