Mongolia, China marking 70 year anniversary of diplomatic relations

2019-10-16 12:07:10

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Today marks 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China. Exchanging notes to establish diplomatic relations on 16 October, 1949, Mongolia become the eighth country that recognized and formally established diplomatic ties with the PRC after it was newly founded in 1949. 

Mongolia and China opened their respective diplomatic missions in Ulaanbaatar and Beijing in 1951. The bilateral relations have witnessed a rapid and stable development in the last two decades thanks to concerted efforts exerted by both sides. A new era of an intensive cooperation began with renewal of the Treaty on Friendly Relations and Cooperation in 1994. 

Political relations of the two countries are being strengthened with frequent exchanges of high-level visits and meetings of leaders, and collaboration between the parliaments and political parties on the regular basis. Mongolia and China upgraded the level of its partnership from Strategic to the level of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2014, according to which the two countries are committed to develop all-round cooperation.

As part of the celebration of the jubilee, a ceremony to launch a commemorative postage stamp is planned to be held at the State House today as well as an opening of exhibition ‘Friendship, Cooperation-Cultural heritages’ to be organized jointly by the Mongolian National Museum and Chinese Cultural Center in Ulaanbaatar. 

Since opening diplomatic relations, apartments complexes, auto roads and bridges, factories and power plants were built during the 1950-1960s with grant aids from China, which are still being used in present days. Some of the developments projects carried out in Mongolia include, State Department Store, Enkhtaivan Bridge, Sports Palace, Thermal Power Plant No. 3, auto road between Ulaanbaatar and Nalaikh, Nalaikh glass factory, matchstick factory in Selenge aimag and irrigation canal in Kharkhorin. 

Developments shaping the friendship of two countries are still ongoing these days, for instance, renovation of central sewage treatment center, apartment building projects, 20.9 km auto road between Ulaanbaatar and Nalaikh, highway to new airport in Khushigt Valley, flyover in Ulaanbaatar, 67 km long auto road between Tosontsengel, Zavkhan to Uliastai and 127 km auto road from Bayankhongor to Gobi-Altai aimags.