Foreign Minister Has Telephone Conversation with Her Chinese CounterpartPolitics
18 /MONTSAME/. On January 17, Minister
of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia B. Battsetseg had a telephone conversation with Foreign
Minister of China Qin Gang and exchanged views on relations and cooperation
between Mongolia and China.
Minister B. Battsetseg
congratulated Qin Gang on assuming office as China’s Foreign Minister and
expressed readiness to collaborate on further the development and expansion of
the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
The Foreign ministers
agreed to jointly work on implementing and further advancing the important
common understandings reached during the President of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh’s
state visit to China. To this extent, views were exchanged on further activating
trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, increasing the flow
of passenger and freight transport at the border ports, and accelerating the
connection work of Gashuunsukhait-Gantsmod and Khangi-Mandal checkpoints.
The parties expressed
their appreciation for resuming activities of the border-crossing points and
passenger and freight transportation resurgence due to the two countries’
painstaking efforts and highlighted that the freight transportation through
Khavirga-Ar Khashaat border point was going to be resumed starting from January
Both parties agreed to
closely cooperate on ensuring the implementation of the Joint Statement on
Advancing the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in the New Era between the
People’s Republic of China and Mongolia, issued during the state visit of
President of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh, including the construction of “National
Art Theatre”, “Sport and training center for children and youth named after the
president”, and “Anti-desertification research center”.
On the global arena,
both parties expressed their mutual interest and readiness to continue their
cooperation, progress the projects and programs which will be jointly
implemented in the framework of the economic corridor of Mongolia, China, and Russia,
and support multilateral cooperation subject to the goals and principles of UN
Charter. At the end, the Minister of Foreign Affairs B. Battsetseg extended
Chinese New year greetings to Foreign Minister Qin Gang.