Proposal to cooperate in agriculture put forwardEconomy
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On November 14, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs D.Davaasuren met with Mika Vepsäläinen, Chief of Market Access Section, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Liliana Annovazzi-Jakab, Head of Agricultural Standards Unit, UNECE, exchanging views on cooperation issues.
At the beginning of the meeting, the State Secretary stressed that the Government of Mongolia is attaching special significance to fostering sectors apart from mining, especially agricultural sector and increasing export of agricultural products and foodstuffs and expanding the products' market base. He thus expressed interest in cooperating in agriculture in order to introduce international standards that would greatly boost Mongolia’s export of agricultural products.
Briefly introducing their commission’s operation, the UNECE
officials voiced their views on opportunities for cooperation. The sides agreed
to collaborate in holding a class on butchering sheep in line with
international standards, providing customs inspectors with training for
improved inspection of export and import vegetables, and developing national
standards for seabuckthorn and bringing it to international markets.