Japan to provide non-refundable aid to Mongolia

2020-05-25 12:36:56

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On May 22, Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar had a telephone conversation with his Japanese counterpart Motegi Toshimitsu.

The Ministers mutually briefed about policies, actions and measures being taken by the Governments of the two countries against the COVID-19 pandemic and exchanged information on them.

Underlining that the world countries will overcome the danger of the pandemic together, Minister Tsogtbaatar presented specific initiatives being proposed at a regional level in this direction.

While highlighting the importance of close regional cooperation to fight against the pandemic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Motegi Toshimitsu made remarks, commending the Government of Mongolia for its effective measures that helped achieving zero local transmission and protecting the health of its people since an early date of the global spread of the virus.  

Furthermore, Motegi Toshimitsu notified that the Government of Japan has decided to provide rapid financial assistance and non-project, non-refundable aid to Mongolia for overcoming economic difficulties.

Minister D.Tsogtbaatar expressed his sincere gratitude for the Japanese support as well as assistance and the supply of flu drug Avigan provided to Mongolia through international organizations.

Foreign Ministers of the two countries also affirmed their intention for cooperating in the celebration of the 50th jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Japan, which will fall in 2022, and deepening the Strategic Partnership.