Ambassador L.Purevsuren presents diplomatic credentials to the President of the Swiss Confederation

2018-06-21 13:29:40
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Swiss Confederation L.Purevsuren presented his diplomatic credentials to the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset.

President Alain Berset received Ambassador L.Purevsuren after the presentation of credentials. At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. President congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment. He also demonstrated interest in further deepening political, economic and financial cooperation, expressing his delight with the current expansion of bilateral cooperation in many fields.

Ambassador L. Purevsuren emphasized that Switzerland has been Mongolia’s development model, noting the first visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Swiss Confederation to Mongolia in April as one of the features of the relations between the two countries in 2018. He expressed his willingness to focus on expanding Mongolia-Swiss relations and cooperation in the fields of trade, economy, culture, education and science, espesially Swiss policy on education and technology fields.

The sides exchanged views on continuing dialogues at high-level, maintaining frequency of visits, organizing consultative meetings between Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and cooperating at regional and international levels.

The Swiss Confederation has never been involved in any armed conflict as being a neutral state over the last 500 years and is the one of the world leaders in competitiveness. Mongolia established diplomatic relations with Swiss Confederation in 1964. Under the development cooperation, projects and programs in three main fields: agriculture and food security;  technical professionals training; good governance are being implemented until 2021. Since June 16, 2018, diplomat and official passport holders of the both countries have been traveling without visa for 90 days. Also, the sides agreed on granting three to five year visas to the regular passport holders of Mongolia.