Foreign Minister Holds Official Talks with Her Kyrgyz Counterpart

2023-05-30 18:34:43

Ulaanbaatar, May 30, 2023 /MONTSAME/. On May 30, Minister of Foreign Affairs B. Battsetseg held official talks with visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Zh.Kulubaev.

In a warm and official atmosphere, the Ministers evaluated the current state of the relations and cooperation between Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan. They addressed a range of issues on further extending the relation to other domains, such as politics, trade, economy, logistics, agriculture, culture, and tourism, and discussed expanding the joint commitments in the international and regional arena.

Mentioning the fact that Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan have been maintaining friendly relations and cooperation over the past 30 years, Minister B. Battsetseg affirmed the commitment to enrich the bilateral relations with economic content and intensify the cooperation based on shared characteristics of both nations as landlocked developing countries.

Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Zh.Kulubaev is accompanied by Kyrgyz’s Minister of Agriculture Djanybekov, Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade, and other officials. In this regard, Minister Zh.Kulubaev underlined the wide range of possibilities to develop cooperation in agriculture in a mutually beneficial way.

The parties agreed to support economic cooperation between the two countries, with a focus on facilitating the export of meat and meat products from Mongolia to Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries through Kyrgyzstan, in turn, the import of fresh fruits and vegetables from Kyrgyzstan to Mongolia at the state policy level. In this regard, the parties highlighted the importance of close cooperation between the veterinary service and animal quarantine organizations of the two countries.

Within the framework of the “Years to Visit Mongolia”, the Ministers discussed possibilities to broaden the cooperation in tourism by leveraging the mutual visa exemption and reviving the direct flight between the two countries.

The "Mongolia-Kyrgyzstan Friendship Grove" project is planned in Erdenet City as part of the "One Billion Trees National Campaign" initiated by the President of Mongolia. This project will symbolize the joint commitment of the two countries to protecting the environment and combating climate change.

They also discussed issues, including the regularization of the mechanism of consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the exchange of young diplomats, and the training of our diplomats in foreign language courses at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, and Kyrgyz diplomats in Mongolian. Our two countries have actively cooperated in international and regional fields, and the parties confirmed that they are committed to deepening cooperation within the framework of the United Nations and other international organizations.

Following the Official Talks, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia B. Battsetseg held a press briefing. During the briefing, Minister B. Battsetseg highlighted the Kyrgyz side’s decision to open its embassy in Mongolia during a State Visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, who will visit Mongolia in July, upon the invitation of President of Mongolia Khurelsukh Ukhnaa.

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