Mongolia-India Strategic Partnership relations to be further deepened

2021-12-03 12:01:21

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In the framework of his official visit to the Republic of India, Speaker G.Zandanshatar held a meeting with Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on December 1. 


During the meeting, Speaker G.Zandanshatar expressed his satisfaction with the continuous development of relations and cooperation between Mongolia and India based on common values, such as historic and cultural relations, free, democratic society, regional and international peace and stability, per the principle of Strategic Partnership, providing mutual support despite the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulating the country for the achievement of administering 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines for its citizens, he continued to say that he is glad to know that infection cases have been decreasing, with the percentage of recoveries growing in India. He then highlighted the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Mongolia in 2015 as a historic event that brought bilateral relations and cooperation to a new level, and expressed his satisfaction with how the matters discussed during the visit are currently being successfully implemented.

Underlining the importance of further deepening the Strategic Partnership relations between the two countries and fully utilizing the potential for cooperation by increasing the frequency of high-level visits, the Speaker put forth a suggestion to organize mutual visits of both countries’ top level officials.


Minister of External Affairs of India S.Jaishankar highlighted that the friendly relations between the two countries’ peoples serve as the foundation for India-Mongolia relations, and expressed willingness to develop cooperation in the sector of culture, specifically in the creative industry, as spiritual neighbors connected through history, culture, traditions, and religion. 


Mentioning the active cooperation being carried out for the successful implementation of the oil refinery project, Speaker G.Zandanshatar requested the Indian Foreign Minister to provide support in the project’s completion as well as in the trial transport of coking coal to India, to which Mr. S.Jaishankar agreed.