Mongolia and Turkey agree to strengthen ties in all spheres


2018-03-13 14:38 GMT+8

At the invitation of Ismail Kahraman, Speaker of Turkish Grand National Assembly, Enkhbold Miyegombo, Mongolian Parliament Speaker, paid an official visit to the Republic of Turkey starting from March 9.

Within the frames of the visit, Mr Enkhbold met with Mr Ismail Kahraman and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President, to boost bilateral ties and cooperation.

Mr Enkhbold noted “Interparliamentary cooperation has important influence on broader development of mutual relations in all spheres. Therefore, there is a need for regular visits of parliament groups, members of standing committees, officials from the parliamentary office for further talks, exchanging views and information.”

In addition, he underlined the successful development of cooperation in defense and law enforcement sectors of the two countries, and importance of supporting activities, such as business meetings, forums and seminars, regularly in order to develop trade and economic cooperation and create relations among entrepreneurs and investors based on mutual trust and confidence in the future.

Moreover, Mr Enkhbold mentioned that there are broader opportunities of cooperation in food, agriculture, light industry, construction, urban development, infrastructure, education, culture, science, health and sport. The proposals he made to the Turkish side included the development of free-trade zone in Tsagaannuur, Bayan-Olgii aimag, and establish ment of tourism complex in Orkhon Valley. He then requested Mr Kahraman to show his support in implementing these projects.

Mr Enkhbold also expressed his gratitude towards Government and people of Turkey for showing humanitarian assistance to Syrian immigrants, and his willingness to broaden traditional cooperation that the two countries have developed actively in the UN and other international organizations.

For his part, Mr Kahraman, highlighted that it is significant to broaden and bring the friendly relations to a certain level, maintain economic cooperation not only between the two countries, but also in the international level, and strengthen cooperation in cultural, education, science and other spheres. “We have not forgotten that Mongolia was against the coup d’etat attempt that took place in Turkey in 2015 and supported the lawful Government and its cabinet from the very beginning,” he added.

At the end of the talks, the counterparts signed Action Plan on Implementing Protocols on Cooperation between the Parliaments. Mehmet Erdoan, Head of Turkish and Mongolian Friendship Group, was awarded a Polar Star medal at the decree issued by Battulga Khaltmaa, President of Mongolia, for his contribution to the development of Turkish and Mongolian cooperation after the talks. Mongolian delegation then laid a wreath to the Ataturk Mausoleum. Mongolia and Turkey will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2019.


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