President Kh.Battulga meets heads of Russia, Japan and South Korea

Press and Public Relations Department of President

2017-09-07 18:38 GMT+8

ULAANBAATAR (GoGo Mongolia) - On September 6, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga, who is on a working visit to the Russian Federation to attend the Third Eastern Economic Forum being held Vladivostok met state heads of Russia, Japan and South Korea.  

PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA KHALTMAAGIIN BATTULGA AND PRESIDENT OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION VLADIMIR V.PUTIN MEET

On the sidelines of his visit to the Russian Federation to attend the Third Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga met with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V.Putin today. 

Present at the meeting were Minister for Road and Transport of Mongolia D.Ganbat, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Russian Federation B.Delgermaa, Chief of Staff of the Office of the President Z.Enkhbold and Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs B.Battsetseg. 

President of Russia V.Putin, in the beginning of the meeting, mentioned the ongoing joint projects and programs as examples of achievements of bilateral ties in the recent years. He expressed interest to broaden cooperation with Mongolia in agriculture, especially in improving the health of livestock and infrastructure development. Furthermore, Russia has been paying close attention to the agreement on the discounted tariff on transit transport and renovation in Ulaanbaatar Railways joint venture, he noted. 

Mr. Putin also shared that Russian side is willing to support Mongolia by all means for preparation and organizing of the Children of Asia International Sports Games, expected in Mongolia in 2020. 

President Battulga said he wants to activate and upgrade ties with Russia, and put forward certain proposals. For instance, the President proposed to carry the renovation at the Mongolian-Russian Joint “Ulaanbaatar Railways” Venture on funding of a loan from Russia in rubles and finalize the agreement on the discounted tariff for Mongolian goods headed to global markets through the territory of Russia. Also, we wish to widen cultural and educational ties between two countries by increasing access to Russian language training and organizing joint humanitarian activities, said the Mongolian President. 

Presidents Kh.Battulga and V.Putin then agreed to continue their conversation during the rest of the general session of EEF. 

Today, the heads of state of Mongolia and Russia will be attending the extended session of EEF and the closing ceremony of the Youth Competition of Judo taking place in Vladivostok.

PRESIDENTS OF MONGOLIA AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA MEET IN VLADIVOSTOK

On the sidelines of their attendance in the Third Eastern Economic Forum, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in met in Vladivostok, Russia, on September 6. 

Present at the meeting were Minister for Road and Transport Development of Mongolia D.Ganbat, Chief of Staff of the Office of the President Z.Enkhbold and Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs B.Battsetseg along with other related officials. 

At the beginning of this meeting, Mr. Moon Jae-in extended congratulations to the President of Mongolia for being elected the head of state of Mongolia. President Battulga also answered with congratulations because the both presidents have recently been inaugurated. 

President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in said: “President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga is a politician who was born from business, and has been elected to parliament and worked as a Minister twice. I do not hesitate that he will do a good job. We have a common aspiration in which we strive to fight corruption and develop our country. 

Mongolia and the Republic of Korea have brotherly connections in terms of language and geography. Many people from Mongolia work and live in Korea, where they also make a huge contribution to the economy.

I wish our meeting can become an impetus to the growth of our bilateral relations”. 

While mentioning that he studied the practices of great leaders who led their countries to the stride of growth in very short time, President Battulga expressed that he believes in the successful cooperation with the President of the Republic of Korea, although it is only their first meeting, in strengthening friendship between the two countries. 

The President of Mongolia asked his S.Korean counterpart to maintain flexible policy towards the Mongolian citizens who live in the Republic of Korea and shared his hope that Mongolians will be traveling to the Republic of Korea mostly on tourism purposes instead of laboring in the near future. He also requested the South Korean President to pay attention to making the traveling to the Republic of Korea for Mongolian citizens easier, and attach more importance to the visa-waiver agreement. 

In response, President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in promised to focus on the policies towards Mongolians employed in his country. The dignitaries also discussed ensuring security in Northeast Asian region and broadening the regional cooperation, and agreed to activate the operations of the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue and the Greater Tumen Initiative. 

The two presidents unanimously agreed to the interest to widen ties in all sectors of cooperation and invited each other to pay visits. 

PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN SHINZO ABE PAYS COURTESY CALL ON PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA KH.BATTULGA

On September 6, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe paid a courtesy call on President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga, who is on a working visit to the Russian Federation to attend the Third Eastern Economic Forum being held Vladivostok. 

Present at the meeting were Mongolian Minister for Road and Transport Development D.Ganbat, Chief of Staff of the Office of the President Z.Enkhbold, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs B.Battsetseg, Presidential Envoy in charge of Mongolia-Japan cooperation D.Dagvadorj and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan T.Kono. 

At the beginning of the meeting, Shinzo Abe congratulated President Battulga for being elected the head of state and expressed his gratitude for the fact that the President of Mongolia is a successful judo wrestler, and therefore, a person who has deep respect for culture and history of Japan. 

President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga, while mentioning that the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Mongolia and Japan is being marked this year, expressed his wish to make the bilateral ties even stronger. The President underlined that projects with assistance from Japan, namely “Gobi” cashmere factory, Darkhan Iron Plant, New Ulaanbaatar International Airport in Khushig Valley and Narnii Road and Bridge, are major developments, from which the Mongolian people have benefited and to benefit for many years and he recalled he was in charge of the sector and had been attaching special importance to these projects during the commencement of NUBIA Project and construction of Narnii Bridge. Thus, President Battulga expressed interest to closely cooperate with Japan in producing value-added products at home and improving infrastructure and processing industry in the margin of expanding the economy.

The President also proposed the Japanese side to establish a joint entity to operate a port in the Far East to handle coal produced in Tavantolgoi of Mongolia. 

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe proposed to expand the scope of defense cooperation, settling issues within the United Nations and Northeast Asian region, especially in the Korean peninsula. Mentioning that the Government of Japan resolved to grant an easy-term loan of USD 850 million to Mongolia, Shinzo Abe pledged Japan’s support for Mongolia’s policy to secure access to international waters and expand and sustain its economy.

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