Defense Minister meets Ambassador of Japan

2020-01-20 14:19:54

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Defense N.Enkhbold met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia Kobayashi Hiroyuki on January 17.

At the meeting, Minister N.Enkhbold said the Mongolia-Japan defense cooperation has been deepening in the recent years under the bilateral strategic partnership with reciprocal visits, exchanges, and consultative meetings taking place, the Japanese defense ministry carrying out a capacity building program, and the Japanese side sending its soldiers to the Khaan Quest international military exercise.

Expressing his pleasure with the reciprocal appointments of military attaches, the Defense Minister said, “During my official visit to Japan in December, 2019, the two sides agreed on expanding bilateral cooperation in numerous areas such as implementing a capacity building project in military health care, supporting the establishment of a partnership between land forces of the two countries, and providing technical and equipment assistance to Mongolia. I am confident that you, Mr. Ambassador, will provide your full support in this regard”

Ambassador Kobayashi Hiroyuki showed delight with his appointment  to Mongolia and emphasized that he will place special emphasis on the expansion of bilateral defense cooperation.