President meets with his Uzbekistan counterpartPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On September 14, President of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh held a meeting with President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Expressing his pleasure for visiting Samarkand and meeting with his Uzbekistan counterpart, President Khurelsukh congratulated him on hosting the Meeting of the Council of Heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States and wished him success.
During the meeting, the Presidents of the two countries emphasized the ample opportunities for cooperation in many fields in the future. The Mongolian President invited his Uzbekistan counterpart to pay a visit to Mongolia at his convenience.
In order to advance bilateral relations and cooperation to a new level in the future, it was agreed that it is necessary to carry out high-level mutual visits and regular high-level dialogues, and highlighted the importance of opening the Embassies in the two countries.
The Uzbekistan side put forward a proposal to establish a new intergovernmental commission within the framework of the goal of stimulating relations and cooperation between the two countries, especially in the agricultural sector. In addition, it was agreed to regularly hold meetings and consultative meetings between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries.
In addition, the parties agreed to share experiences on how to overcome transport barriers, a common challenge of landlocked developing countries. The Uzbekistan side also expressed studying the possibilities of joining the Ulaanbaatar-based International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries.
The parties also emphasized the great potential for further development of cooperation in the field of history, culture, and tourism, while welcoming the fact that citizens of the two countries can travel visa-free for up to 30 days starting from June this year.
In addition, within the framework of the goal of contributing to the international community's efforts for sustainable development, they exchanged views on the coordinated implementation of Mongolia's ‘One Billion Tree’ national movement and Uzbekistan's ‘Green Space’ project and closely cooperating in the environmental protection and climate change.