Mongolia-US relations discussed

2017-02-24 12:02:40

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On February 22, D.Davaasuren, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia met with Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the US to Mongolia to exchange views on bilateral relations.

The dignitaries expressed their satisfaction for successfully implementing the issues agreed during a regular consultative meeting held Washington late last year. The sides pointed out the issues concerning mainly facilitating of bilateral relations and cooperation. In particular, they talked about Mongolia being selected by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation‘s Board of Directors as eligible to develop a second MCC compact as well as Transparency Agreement between the two countries, which is planned to take effect on March 20 of 2017, talks between Mongolia and the US to involve Mongolia in the H2 visa program of the US and events and measures in the scope of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2017.

State Secretary D.Davaasuren thanked Ambassador J.Galt for the US has been rendering firm support for Mongolia to hold talks with the IMF on receiving Extended Fund Facility.

Ambassador J.Galt noted the USA is interested in increasing the people-to-people exchange between the two countries and will be pleased if Mongolian people would travel to the US for various purposes, including travel, business and education and training. Moreover, she requested the Mongolia’s side to co-implement measures with the Mongolian side on promoting the need to provide accurate and true information on applications for US visa to the public.