Parliament Speaker receives visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of StatePolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman is paying a visit to Mongolia between July 23 and 25.
Today, July 24, Speaker of the State Great Khural of Mongolia G.Zandanshatar received the U.S. delegates led by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman.
At the meeting, the Parliament Speaker expressed gratitude to the U.S. side for its consistent support provided to Mongolia for the country’s democratic reforms, market economy transition and building of a society that respects human rights and freedom.
“Upon its 2011 Foreign Policy Concept, Mongolia attaches great importance to its bilateral relations with the U.S., regarding the country as our close partner and a third neighbor. I am delighted that our two nations, who share the same values for democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights, freedom and justice, have brought the relationship to the level of strategic partnership and have been maintaining the frequency of high level reciprocal visits and talks,” says the Parliament Speaker of Mongolia.
In turn, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman noted that Mongolia is a democracy with a young population who have recently had the latest presidential election and are marking the 100th anniversary of the People’s Revolution. “There is a lot to learn from Mongolia’s democratic practices,” she added.
Speaker Zandanshatar highlighted that economic cooperation is the top priority in Mongolia’s relations with the U.S., the third neighbor and a strategic partner. After saying that Mongolia is willing to seek more opportunities for economic investment and partnership in its large scale development projects, Speaker Zandanshatar mentioned that Mongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act, which will serve as a great support to Mongolia’s cashmere and textile industry once approved, has been reintroduced to the U.S. Congress.
The sides at the meeting also exchanged views on democratic values, economic, social and parliamentarian cooperation between Mongolia and the U.S.