FM Ts.Munkh-Orgil to pay official visit to European Union

2017-05-01 14:46:25
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia Ts.Munkh-Orgil is to pay an official visit to the European Union on May 2 and 3. He will be paying a courtesy call on Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and hold official talks with Ms Federica Mogerini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission.

On the sidelines, FM Ts.Munkh-Orgill will hold meetings with Ms Iveta Grigule, member of the European Parliament and head of the EP group in connection with Central Asia and Mongolia, other EP members, Mr Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium,  and Ms Maria Asenius, deputy trade commissioner of the European Union, as well as with Mongolian nationals living in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

The visit is of great significance in deepening the long-time friendly relations and cooperation of Mongolia and the European Union, maintaining the healthy frequency of high-level interactions and political dialogues and expanding commercial and economic ties with the third largest trade partner of Mongolia the European Union.

The latest official visit by the Mongolian Foreign Minister to the European Union took place in 2000.

Mongolia and the European Union established diplomatic ties in 1989. Since then, the ties have been developing in all sectors. Bilateral trade turnover reached about USD 1.0 billion, USD 646.3 million constituted by exports and 373.3 million - by imports, in 2016.

The 17th meeting of the Joint Committee on Mongolia-EU Cooperation, the main mechanism of bilateral relations, was held on March 30 and 31 in Ulaanbaatar.