Mr.Tsend Munkh-Orgil, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, talked on the phone with Mr.Wang Yi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on 24 January 2017.
Minister Ts.Munkh-Orgil confirmed Mongolia’s steadfast adherence to the “One China” policy and its long-standing position of regarding Tibet as an inseparable part of China and all Tibet-related issues as internal affairs of China. He also noted that mutual respect for each other’s core interests was a fundamental principle for the development of bilateral relations between the two countries. He went on to express his government’s regrets that the Dalai Lama’s visit to Mongolia at the invitation of the Gandantegchenlin monastery had adversely impacted friendly relations between Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China. On the issues of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Mongolia and identification of the 10thBogdo Jebtsundamba, he reconfirmed the Government of Mongolia’s position made public earlier in the Mongolian press, and emphasized the priority importance the Mongolian side attached to the promotion of friendly relations and cooperation with the People’s Republic of China.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi noted that the sustainable development of Chinese-Mongolian relations were in the core interests of the two countries and their people. He further said that the Chinese side took note of the Mongolian government’s position made public earlier in the press, including the Government of Mongolia’s assurance that the Dalai Lama would not be allowed to visit Mongolia during its term in office. He went on to express his appreciation for the constructive efforts undertaken by the Mongolian side to respect the core interests of China and mitigate the adverse impact in Chinese-Mongolian relations in order to further develop relations between the two countries.
The Foreign Ministers concluded the talk by reaffirming their joint commitment to exert further common efforts to continue to develop mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in the spirit of Mongolia-Chinese comprehensive strategic partnership.
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