Presidents of Mongolia and the United Arab Emirates Hold Meeting

2023-11-29 11:37:46

Ulaanbaatar, November 29, 2023 /MONTSAME/. President of Mongolia Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, who is on a working visit in the United Arab Emirates to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP 28 met with President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on November 28, 2023, in Abu-Dhabi.

During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on expanding the relations between Mongolia and the United Arab Emirates in a wide range of areas.

H.E. President Khurelsukh, congratulated on the upcoming 52nd anniversary of the establishment of the United Arab Emirates. Noting the significance of not only the international community but also each country’s contribution to overcoming global challenges such as climate change, desertification, and food security President Khurelsukh emphasized that effective cooperation in coordinating the initiatives and goals of the two countries in these areas is vital.

The President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan introduced the development program and goals of the country and expressed the eagerness to develop close and consistent relations with Mongolia and strengthen cooperation in numerous fields within the framework of the documents established on this day. 


A Memorandum of Understanding on Visa Exemption was Signed

Within the framework of the meeting of the Heads of State of the two countries, the following documents were established to strengthen the legal framework of cooperation between Mongolia and the United Arab Emirates. These include:

-Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments on the exemption from visa requirements for diplomatic, official, and ordinary passport holders;

-Memorandum of Understanding between the Cabinet Secretariat of Mongolia and the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs of the UAE on the exchange of experience on government development and reforms;

-Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a joint Cooperation Committee between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates;

-Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute of International Studies of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and the Emirates Policy Center of the UAE;

- Memorandum of Understanding between the General Department of Education of Mongolia and the Digital School of the United Arab Emirates on cooperation in e-learning initiatives;

- Memorandum of understanding between the Mongolian National Public Radio and Television and the Abu Dhabi Media Office.

The parties noted that with the establishment of these documents, a legal framework for visa-free travel for citizens of the two countries will be formed, and cooperation between the two countries will further expand in the fields of trade, economy, food, agriculture, energy, mining, education, road transport and combating desertification. The two parties also agreed to establish mechanisms for dialogue between the two countries and hold regular meetings.

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