Consultative Meeting between Foreign Ministries of Mongolia and IndiaPolitics
Ulaanbaatar, September 13, 2023
/MONTSAME/. The 4th Consultative
Meeting between the Foreign Ministries of Mongolia and the Republic of India was
held on September 12, 2023 in Ulaanbaatar. The meeting was co-chaired by State
Secretary of the Foreign Affairs of Mongolia Ankhbayar Nyamdorj on the
Mongolian side, and Secretary (East) of Ministry of External Affairs of
India Shri Saurabh Kumar on the Indian side.
The parties exchanged views on wide range of issues including strengthening the Strategic Partnership between Mongolia and India, conducting high-level mutual visits, deepening economic cooperation and progress of projects such as constructions of the Oil Refinery, a symbol of cooperation between the two countries, Mongolia-India Friendship School, and the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Center for Excellence in IT, Communication and Outsourcing.
At the Consultative Meeting, State Secretary Ankhbayar emphasized that Mongolia attaches great importance to the Strategic Partnership relationship being developed with its "spiritual neighbor" and a vital partner in the region and expressed the country’s position to enrich the cooperation in mining, agriculture, and health sectors and increase trade between the two countries.
The parties expressed their satisfaction with the cooperation between Mongolia and India in the fields of security, defense, education, culture, as well as in the regional and international arenas, and agreed to supply coking coal from Mongolia to the Indian market, to accelerate the implementation of joint projects and programs, and train Mongolian specialists in law, road, transport, communication and information technology in India.
In addition, both sides noted that the parties pay special attention to the development of the Oil Refinery and confirmed their commitment to collaborating closely in putting the Oil Refinery into operation within the planned period.