Russian Ambassador speaks on bilateral relations

The American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia

2018-01-08 16:31 GMT+8

The National Post spoke with Russian Ambassador to Mongolia Mr. Azizov Iskander Kubarovich about bilateral relations. He mentioned that relations between Mongolia and Russia have grown stronger in years and that political talks have advanced into negotiation, noting the two countries presidents' constant meetings and talks.

A meeting at the Eastern Economic Forum of the two heads of state last September was fruitful, he highlighted. The ambassador said that bilateral relations also need to advance in education, politics, and humanitarian issues through the Medium-term Strategic Partnership Program signed in 2016.

Mongolia will not experience gasoline shortages in 2018 or 2019. The gasoline import price is based on Singapore Commodity Exchange ratings.

No issues with gasoline imports from Russia arose in 2017, and he added that Mongolia will not experience gasoline shortages in 2018 or 2019. The gasoline import price is based on Singapore Commodity Exchange ratings, as agreed to by Rosneft and import companies representing the Mineral Resources and Petroleum Authority of Mongolia.

He then noted that a cooperation memorandum was signed between Thermal Power Plant IV and Urals Turbine Plant during St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 to continue upgrades. On the Eg River Hydroelectric Power Plant matter, he said that a working group to resolve this issue was established during the 20th Russia-Mongolian intergovernmental commission meeting, and the first meeting was held last October.

He noted that cooperation priorities are trading, transport, energy, and agriculture, and have potential in banking and financing, health, and media and communications. Lastly, the ambassador highlighted Mongolia’s contribution to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), BRICS, and the One Belt One Road Initiative, “Building the northern rail corridor is important for Ulaanbaatar Railway's upgrade and the Ovoot and Nuurstei projects. We also would like Mongolia to join the SCO as a member state.”

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