Prime Minister meets Ambassador of Canada

2020-09-23 17:48:08

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Mongolia Catherine Ivkoff to discuss relations and cooperation between the two countries.

The PM said, “Canada is an important third neighbor to Mongolia. We appreciate that the country has been implementing projects to improve mining management, strengthen public service capacity, empower girls and women, and promote gender equality in Mongolia as part of its international development program. They have made substantial contributions to the country’s social and economic development. Therefore, we seek to further expand the cooperation”

It was also noted at the meeting that the two countries can closely cooperate and share experience and technologies in agriculture as both countries have similar climate and Canada is a major food producer.    

Voicing her pleasure with bilateral cooperation, Ambassador Catherine Ivkoff underlined that the Government of Mongolia has been successfully keeping Covid-19 from spreading and that Mongolia has become one of the few countries preventing Covid-19 spread and pledged support to proposals by the PM to advance cooperation between the two countries.

The USD 1.9 billion investment from Canada in Mongolia in 2019 makes up around 65 percent of the overall foreign investments made in the year. As part of the country’s international development program, six projects totaling around CAD 40 million are being carried out in Mongolia from 2016 to 2023.