"No talks were held between Mongolia and the US about establishing a joint biological laboratory"

2022-04-18 16:12:26

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Minister of Foreign Affairs B. Battsetseg said today, April 18, that Mongolia and the United States have never held talks on establishing a joint biological laboratory.

In specific, some Russian high-level officials allegedly claimed on media that “the side of the US held talks with Mongolia on establishing biological laboratories following the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.” Yesterday on April 17, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia officially stated that this is a false and unsubstantiated claim.

About the statement, Minister B. Battsetseg told the press, “This information has been published four times on a Russian newspaper. It was also reported by the Chinese media. In regards to this, I would like to state that the information is false.

Mongolia continues to pursue a peaceful, open, multi-pillar foreign policy. If necessary, it is possible for us to make a presentation for Russian and international organizations as well as the public. We have detailed information on all projects, programs and studies that Mongolian public organizations have implemented with foreign investment and funding. In particular, we have thoroughly checked what projects are there that people are suspicious of.”

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