Member of the State Great Khural receives S.Korean Ambassador

2021-09-23 14:59:34

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. On September 22, B.Battumur, Member of the State Great Khural (Parliament) and Chair of the Standing Committee on Security and Foreign Policy, received Lee Yeo Hong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Mongolia.


Praising the Ambassador’s valuable contribution in upgrading the bilateral friendly relations, MP B.Battumur extended congratulations on the promotion of Korea's status from a developing economy to a developed under the decision of the 68th Trade and Development Board meeting held by the United Nations Conference.  


The high-level reciprocal visits and talks have played an important role in expanding and developing the bilateral relations. During the virtual summit held between President of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in on September 10, the sides agreed to elevate bilateral ‘comprehensive partnership’ to ‘strategic partnership’ level. This has been an event of great importance in the history of relations between two countries,highlighted B.Battumur.

He added, To further expand cooperation between the two countries in all possible fields, it is necessary to intensify relations between the parliaments, parliamentary friendship groups and departments. Chair of the Standing Committee expressed his confidence in further intensifying the trade and economic cooperation as soon as the pandemic situation subsides.

In turn, Lee Yeo-hong said that the Presidents of the two countries agreed to upgrade bilateral relations to strategic partnership in five key areas and issued a joint declaration. To realize the joint declaration, it is important to strengthen relations and cooperation with Mongolia, a key partner in the New Northern Policy, and coordinate it with Vision-2050, Mongolia's long-term development policy.

Lee Yeo-hong noted that Mongolia has always supported the Republic of Korea in the international and regional arenas, expressing his confidence that Mongolia will support the ‘Northeast Asia Cooperation Mechanism for Infectious Disease Control and Health Protection’, spearheaded by the President of the Republic of Korea.

During the meeting, the sides discussed and exchanged views on expanding mutually beneficial cooperation in all possible fields, including trade, economy, investment and tourism, reports the Media and Public Relations Department of the State Great Khural.


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