Proposal to cooperate in agriculture put forward

2019-11-15 13:46:35

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On November 14, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs D.Davaasuren met with Mika Vepsäläinen, Chief of Market Access Section, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Liliana Annovazzi-Jakab, Head of Agricultural Standards Unit, UNECE, exchanging views on cooperation issues.

At the beginning of the meeting, the State Secretary stressed that the Government of Mongolia is attaching special significance to fostering sectors apart from mining, especially agricultural sector and increasing export of agricultural products and foodstuffs and expanding the products' market base. He thus expressed interest in cooperating in agriculture in order to introduce international standards that would greatly boost Mongolia’s export of agricultural products.

Briefly introducing their commission’s operation, the UNECE officials voiced their views on opportunities for cooperation. The sides agreed to collaborate in holding a class on butchering sheep in line with international standards, providing customs inspectors with training for improved inspection of export and import vegetables, and developing national standards for seabuckthorn and bringing it to international markets.