Speaker receives delegation of European ParliamentPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On September
20, Speaker of the Parliament M.Enkhbold received delegation headed by Iveta
Grigule, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the EP delegation to Central Asia and Mongolia who arrived to attend the 12th
EU-Mongolia Inter-Parliamentary Meeting.
Underlining the important role of Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) established in 2013 to bilateral cooperation, the Speaker emphasized that the resolution on implementation of the agreement adopted by the EP and ongoing several projects and programs are making valuable contribution to the development of the country.
Although Mongolia has joined the EU’s GSP+ program since 2005 which provides the country preferential access of 7200 types of goods to the EU market with reduced tariffs, volume of export and its types are still unsatisfactory. Therefore, the Government of Mongolia will pay special attention to completely using the opportunity and to successfully realizing the projects and programs, added the Speaker.
Moreover, the Speaker asked the delegates to focus attention on facilitating visa condition for
Mongolian citizens who are living in the EU member states.
In turn, Ms. Iveta Grigule thanked to the Speaker for his time
and said that successful implementation of PCA and bringing tangible results are our
mutual goal. "We understand that you are encountering difficulties to satisfy
quality and standards in order to export 7200 types of goods to the EU market
within GSP+ program. Therefore, we are ready to cooperate in solving the problem, rendering support on it."
Speaker M.Enkhbold answered questions asked by members of the EP on Mongolia’s policy and perspective on trade facilitation, actions and outcomes on reduction of air pollution, export of agricultural products, especially current condition of cashmere export as well as activities on pastureland degradation as well as development, financial condition and legal environment of civil society organizations.