Shinzo Abe: I had highly productive talks with Mongolian Prime Minister

2016-10-17 11:25 GMT+8

The Prime Minister of Mongolia J.Erdenebat paid an official visit to Japan during Oct 12-14. 

During his visit, the Prime Minister paid courtesy calls on the Speaker of House of Representatives of the National Diet of Japan, Mr Tadori Oshima, and Speaker of House of Councillors, Mr Chuichi Date. 

On Oct 13, Prime Minister Erdenebat has attended the Mongolia-Japan Trade and Investment Forum and gave insight into the investment environment and business opportunities in Mongolia. The forum was attended by representatives of 50 Mongolian companies and 240 Japanese companies. 

During the forum, following companies and investors have signed cooperation documents. 

  • Energy Resource LLC and Sumitomo Corporation have signed Memorandum of Understanding on coal sales and marketing cooperation .
  • "Tsagaan Chuluut" consortium and Suzuki shoukai have signed Memorandum of Cooperation.  
  • Dry Milk LLC and Pirsai have signed exclusive distribution agreement.

On that day, Prime Minister gave interview for Nikkei newspaper and met with authority of Japan-Mongolia friendship community. 

On Oct 14, Prime Minister has had an official talk with his Japanese counterpart Sinzo Abe to conform the contents and line of actions, to be realized in frames of the Mongolia-Japan Strategic Partnership. Following the Prime Ministers made press briefing. 

Mongolian Prime Minister J.Erdenebat:

"I am delighted that my first foreign visit has started from the closest partner of our country.

Our two countries have agreed to take our relations to a new stage by initiating cooperation in politic, economy, culture, education and humanitarian wide range of sectors while strengthening our mutual trust. We are aiming to expand the cooperation between private sectors. I thanked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for expressing his readiness and willingness to support the implementation of our medium and long-term development objectives. We have set to develop new medium-term program 2017-2021 in frames of the Mongolia-Japan Strategic Partnership. We, Mongolians will support and cooperate with Japan within the international and regional level". 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

"I view the fact that the Mongolian Prime Minister chose Japan as the first visiting destination as the head of government represents the strong and close relations of our two countries. I am delighted to meet again three months later, the ASEM meeting which was held in Ulaanbaatar city in July, 2016. 

Because Mongolia cherishes democracy, human rights and freedom to be its core values, Japan proclaims Mongolia as a strategic partner. For the same reason, I have visited Mongolia for three times. Today I had highly effective and productive talks with the Mongolian Prime Minister. We have agreed to develop a new program of bilateral relations during the meeting held in last July, which will act as the "Google map" or the "roadmap" of our cooperation. Our opinions concerted today in forwarding the preparation of the mentioned program. I am confident the bilateral ties will broaden with mobilization of the program".

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