Mongolian Deputy Foreign Minister, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State hold bilateral meeting

2021-07-24 18:14:51

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, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia B.Munkhjin received U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar to exchange views on a broad range of issues concerning Mongolia-U.S. relations and cooperation.

Deputy Foreign Minister Munkhjin underlined that the high-level visit from the U.S., Mongolia’s third neighbor and a strategic partner, is of great significance to strengthening the strategic partnership and friendly ties between Mongolia and the U.S. and is a proof that the two nations are maintaining active cooperation in times of global pandemic.

Deputy Secretary of State Sherman expressed her pleasure with her visit to Mongolia during the time when Mongolia has just successfully organized the presidential election and celebrated its Naadam Festival. She affirmed that the U.S. will continue to support Mongolia in strengthening its democracy and extended thanks to Mongolian troops for serving in the peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State also vowed to cooperate with Mongolia on increasing economic and trade partnership and implementing the Mongolian Water Compact and Transparency Agreement.

Also during the meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister Munkhjin put forward a proposal to widen the opportunity for Mongolian youth to study in the U.S. The two sides then shared opinions on world’s coronavirus situation, vaccination as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern.

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