Official talks held between Foreign Ministers of Mongolia and RussiaPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On June 1, Minister of Foreign Affairs B.Battsetseg held official talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.V.Lavrov in the framework of her visit.
The Foreign Ministers exchanged views on bilateral relations and a wide range of matters regarding regional and international cooperation. Assessing the current state of relations between Mongolia and Russia, they discussed plans to further develop relations, especially through organizing mutual high-level visits and accelerating large-scale projects being implemented in priority sectors.
Discussing the progress of the joint plan being implemented on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Russia, the Ministers agreed to give more significance to the activities planned in its framework.
The sides also exchanged views on opportunities to further develop bilateral trade and economic cooperation, and expressed their satisfaction in the progress being made in the studies being carried out for the construction project for a gas pipeline supplying natural gas from Russia across Mongolia to China.
Furthermore, it was decided to enhance the operations of ‘Ulaanbaatar Railway’ Mongolian-Russian Joint Stock Company and continue to cooperate in making necessary investments for renewing railroads and train cars.
Agreement was also reached on deepening cooperation in the education, culture and arts, and humanitarian sector. For instance, the work to establish a Mongolian-Russian joint school in Ulaanbaatar city was decided to be accelerated.
Within the framework of international and regional cooperation, the sides agreed to continue the tradition of close cooperation between the two countries.
Following the talks, the Foreign Ministers of Mongolia and Russia held a joint press conference. Moreover, the two Ministers also attended the ceremony to award Hero of Mongolian People’s Republic, Hero of USSR, cosmonaut Jugderdemidiin Gurragchaa with the Order of Alexander Nevsky per the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin.