Ambassador U.Enkhtuvshin meets Russian SenatorsPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Russian Federation U.Enkhtuvshin has met
with six senators headed by First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council
Committee on Science, Education and Culture Ilyas Umakhanov.
At the outset of the meeting, Ambassador U.Enkhtuvshin said, "Last year, bilateral relations were full of important events. For example, the parties widely celebrated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Russia and took concrete steps to advance relations and cooperation. President U.Khurelsukh's state visit to Russia, business talks and meetings with President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of the upper and lower houses of the Russian parliament have been very fruitful". The Ambassador also said that he would be pleased to work closely with the senators of the Federation Council to implement the agreement reached by the two heads of state.
The Russian senators expressed support for intensifying inter-parliamentary cooperation between the two countries, establishing a new parliamentary joint commission, bringing Russian-Mongolian trade and economic cooperation to a new level and expanding cross-border cooperation.
The sides exchanged views on issues such as the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Russia to China through Mongolia, animal health programs, the export of Mongolian meat, educational cooperation, defining priorities of scholarships provided to Mongolian students by the Russian Government and Russian language training.