Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea pays courtesy call on Mongolia’s President

2019-03-27 12:41:00

President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga received Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Lee Nak-yeon, who is paying an official visit to Mongolia.

President Battulga expressed his pleasure at meeting the latter again since their previous meeting during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon conveyed the cordial greetings of President Moon Jae-in to President Battulga.


2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the ROK. President Battulga suggested that the anniversary celebration should be a high level and productive event, while making a tangible proposal to establish a business council for young people of the two countries.

President Battulga expressed his support towards the East Asian Railway Community Initiative, proposed by President Moon Jae-in, and remarked that the initiative held practical importance to regional infrastructure and Mongolia, a landlocked country.

Referring to his proposal to launch a joint working group on the 'Northeast Asian Super Grid' Project, which he made during the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia last year, President Battulga briefly discussed the project and a relevant study on Mongolia’s potential to help reduce loads during peak hours in the ROK and Japan with its cost-efficient energy production from solar, wind and coal sources.


Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon expressed his readiness to work diligently towards upgrading the level of bilateral cooperation from comprehensive partnership to strategic partnership on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations and spoke about the number of events that were being planned in scope of the anniversary.

During the meeting, President Battulga asked Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon to pay close attention to the matter of issuing visa to Mongolian citizens who didn’t violate the terms of their visas during their stay in the ROK.


At the end of the meeting, President Battulga wished success to Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon’s official visit to Mongolia and conveyed greetings to his counterpart.