Foreign Minister meets Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy

2019-06-21 13:12:37

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. On June 20, Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar met with Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic Guglielmo Picchi who is participating in the High-Level Inter-Regional Conference on ‘Whole-of-Society Approach’ to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism taking place in Ulaanbaatar.

Expressing his contentment with the intensification of Mongolia-Italy relations and cooperation in recent years as well as the rise in trade turnover between the two countries over the past three years, Minister D.Tsogtbaatar underlined there is a breadth of opportunity to expand bilateral trade and economic ties further. In particular, a proposal was made to collaborate in bringing Mongolian-made leather, wool, and cashmere products to Italian and European markets, harmonizing the products with Italian fashion trends, and introducing European standards to Mongolia’s leather industry.

Deputy Minister Guglielmo Picchi stressed the importance of organization of Mongolia-Italy business meetings and concrete actions aimed at increasing ties between entities of the two countries in expanding bilateral trade and economic cooperation, voicing his hope that this year’s meeting of the Mongolia-Italy Intergovernmental Commission would play a key role.

The sides exchanged views on intensifying cultural cooperation and holding a comprehensive cultural event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Italy that falls next year.