Acting State Secretary of Foreign Ministry meets foreign ambassadors

2020-05-18 13:33:41

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Acting State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs O.Enkhtsetseg on May 15 met with Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Mongolia Chai Wenrui.

The sides both emphasized that the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of Mongolia and China has advanced to a new level in recent years and is now entering into a new phase of development.

Acting State Secretary O.Enkhtsetseg stressed the timeliness and significance of the establishment of online Mongolia-China cooperation mechanism for the fight against Covid-19 and solution-seeking discussions on important issues of bilateral cooperation held through the mechanism. She also said it is possible to carry out other high-priority works virtually.

Ambassador Chai Wenrui noted that Mongolia being the first country to provide assistance and emotional support to China amid the Covid-19 outbreak and the Chinese people appreciating the aid played an important role in strengthening the trust and friendship between the people of the two countries. The Ambassador then voiced his hope that the two sides will cooperate more actively for concrete results after the pandemic.    

On the same day, Ms. O.Enkhtsetseg met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Mongolia Catherine Ivkoff to discuss bilateral and multilateral cooperation and other ongoing issues.

Acting State Secretary O.Enkhtsetseg said Mongolia is working to elevate bilateral relationship to a comprehensive partnership as stated in the 2014 joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries and that Canada’s development projects in Mongolia are making important contributions to strengthening merit-based civil service, ensuring equality for women, and combating violence in the country.

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