President of the Swiss National Council pays official visit to Mongolia

2019-06-24 18:06:21

Speaker of the State Great Khural G.Zandanshatar officially welcomed the President of the National Council of the Swiss Confederation H.E. Marina Carobbio Guscetti, who is paying an official visit to Mongolia on June 23-26 at the Sukhbaatar square.

Ms. Marina Carobbio Guscetti left her signature on the book of honorary guests after paying tribute to the statue of Chingis Khaan together with the Speaker.

Afterwards, Speaker G.Zandanshatar and the President of the Swiss National Council held talks.

During the talks, Speaker G.Zandanshatar reiterated the proposals he made during his last March visit to Switzerland such as opening Swiss Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, keeping supports for cooperation between the parliamentary secretariats, learning experience regarding issues of mutual interest, establishing an inter-parliamentary group in the Swiss parliament and continuing to receive Swiss development assistance from 2022, asking for support from the National Council.

Ms. Marina Carobbio Guscetti noted that the issue of setting up Mongolia-Switzerland parliamentary group at the National Council has been included in the parliamentary agenda, expressing her hope that the parliament to be formed in December, 2019 will settle the issue.

Following the meeting, the sides held a press briefing about their meeting.

On the same day, Ms. Marina Carobbio Guscetti paid a courtesy call on President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga and had a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar.

During her visit, the National Council President will take part in an international conference of leader women and get acquainted with the progress of the programs and projects being implemented by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Ulaanbaatar city and Uvs and Khovd aimags.