Mongolia’s President meets Russian counterpart

2021-12-17 20:57:32

Yesterday, December 16, President of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh and his Russian counterpart V.V. Putin had a one-on-one meeting in the Kremlin.

During the meeting, President U. Khurelsukh expressed his gratitude for organizing reciprocal visits on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, despite the difficult situation with the pandemic.

Mr. Khurelsukh underscored that the time has come for elevating bilateral relations and cooperation to a new level. Mentioning that a goal has been set to become a ‘Transit Mongolia,’ he highlighted ongoing successful implementation of the project on the construction of a gas pipeline from Russia to China through Mongolia, which was first discussed with President V.V. Putin during his visit to Russia in 2019 as Prime Minister of Mongolia.  

The President of Mongolia also noted the need of establishing an energy corridor between Mongolia, the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China.

Mr. Vladimir Putin expressed his belief that the Mongolian President’s visit will be successful and bring good results. “As for the economic cooperation, last year it decreased by 20 percent due to the pandemic, but this year, in the first three quarters it has increased by 25 percent. There is every reason to believe that it will reach pre-pandemic level,” said the Russian President.