Consultative meeting between Mongolia and Colombia takes place

2019-01-22 18:03:49

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Third Consultative Meeting between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and Colombia took place on January 21 in Colombia’s capital Bogota.


At the meeting, the sides exchanged opinions on developing bilateral ties in the spheres such as trade, mining, tourism, culture, agriculture and education and agreed to organize reciprocal visits as well as to establish agreements on mutual visa free travel for ordinary passport holders and on technical cooperation in the near future.  


Colombia receives about 6.5 million tourists a year and the country’s tourism industry has grown by 150 percent in the last 10 years. By having agreement on mutual visa exemption, Mongolian citizens will be allowed to travel countries in South America including Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia, without visa.


Furthermore, the parties expressed to keep up the tradition to support each other within the framework of United Nations, the Forum for East-Asia and Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) and other international organizations and discussed about cooperation possibilities in joining APEC.