Mongolia, Japan aiming to advance joint development projects

Politics
baljmaa@montsame.gov.mn
2020-08-10 17:47:25

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On August 10, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia Ya.Sodbaatar received Ambassador of Japan to Mongolia, Mr. Kobayashi Hiroyuki. 


At the beginning of the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia Ya.Sodbaatar noted that deepening friendly relations and cooperation with Japan, a strategic partner and ‘third neighbor’ with common values is one of the priorities of Mongolia’s foreign policy. 


He further stressed that the new government of Mongolia is attaching significance to overcome the social and economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with minimal damage and for short-term recovery. In this context, the parties expressed their intention to support trade and investment and to advance development projects to increase exports. 


Targets to develop cooperation in the industry, mining, food and agriculture, energy, tourism, information technology, and transportation and logistics have been proposed as well.


Currently, Mongolia and Japan are cooperating on two major development projects, such as the new airport in the Khushigt Valley in Tuv aimag and the Mongolian-Japanese Training Hospital. The two sides praised that these projects, which are a symbol of bilateral relations between Mongolia and Japan, are about to complete. 


As of today, Mongolia has brought back its 1541 citizens from Japan on a total of six COVID-19 repatriation charter flights.


B.Dolgormaa