Mongolia and Japan Declare "Special Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity"

2022-11-29 21:26:35

Tokyo /MONTSAME/. Within the framework of his state visit to Japan, President of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh today held official talks with Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida.

At the official talks, the two sides reviewed the 50 years of cooperation between Mongolia and Japan since the establishment of diplomatic relations and exchanged views on future goals and prospects, as well as on cooperation in international and regional arenas.

Expressing gratitude to the Government of Japan for its consistent support for Mongolia’s democracy, reforms, and sustainable development, the President of Mongolia reaffirmed his commitment to further consolidating relations and cooperation with Japan, which shares common values of democracy, human rights, and market economy with Mongolia.

The Japanese Prime Minister expressed pleasure for the state visit by the Mongolian President which is taking place on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. He then expressed satisfaction with the close cooperation by the sides in the regional and international arenas while reiterating that Japan stands committed to supporting Mongolia’s sustainable development.

The two sides concurred to further develop Mongolia-Japan relations based on the principles of “Special Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity”. Moreover, the sides agreed to foster human-centered relations and cooperation based on the common values of democracy, freedom, human rights, and a market economy while stepping up collaborative efforts to address the challenges facing the international community.

The two sides renewed the Medium-term Program of the Mongolia-Japan Strategic Partnership, which has been a roadmap for the relations and cooperation between the two countries, and established the 10-year Action Program of the "Special Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity" between Mongolia and Japan with aims to deepen cooperation in politics, trade, investment, human-centered development, and mutual exchange of citizens.

Emphasizing that Japan is one of the largest donor countries that has consistently supported activities in the economic and investment sectors since Mongolia made the transition to democracy and market economy, the sides welcomed the signing of the exchange note between the governments of Mongolia and Japan for the project to install a low-power battery charger at Darkhan substation and the project to improve Mongolia’s energy supply.

The two sides agreed to work closely together with a view to diversifying Mongolia's economy, increasing domestic production, ensuring food security, and improving the legal and business environment.

The two sides applauded the organization of the 10th consultation between the public and private sectors of the two countries which is being held as part of the Mongolian President’s visit and reaffirmed that they will take cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, and investment to a new level, intensify cooperation between the public and private sectors, and improve the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement.

Recognizing that mutual understanding between the peoples of the two countries is the foundation of closer bilateral relations, the sides agreed to continue the cooperation to empower human resources and encourage youth exchanges.

The two sides reiterated to continue to work together in coordination within the framework of the United Nations and other international organizations. It was also reiterated that the Japanese side will consistently support the “Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security” which has a significant impact on ensuring peace and stability in the region.

While highlighting the importance of intensifying cooperation in environmental protection and climate change mitigation, the Japanese side pledged to plant 50,000 trees in Mongolia and organize training for 20,000 Mongolian children and youth in the field of environment, desertification, and prevention of natural disasters in support for the “One Billion Trees” national movement, spearheaded by the Mongolian President.

The state visit of Mongolian President U. Khurelsukh to Japan will be wrapped up on December 2.