Prime Minister asks for U.S. support for access to COVID-19 vaccine

2021-02-18 16:04:16

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On February 18, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene held a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Michael S. Klecheski. 

At the meeting, the Prime Minister noted his delight with the development of strategic partnership between Mongolia and the United States and reaffirmed his willingness to bring the bilateral relationship to a new level. 

Moreover, PM Oyun-Erdene emphasized the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s resume of operations in Mongolia in the year of 2020 and the U.S. support for Mongolia’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s so-called ‘grey-list’ as well as effective preparations for entry-into-force of the Mongolia Water Compact by the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation. 

After briefly presenting about the Mongolia’s response measures to COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minster put forward a request for the U.S. support to access COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines within the framework of the COVAX Facility. 

Mentioning that Mongolia has committed to pay special attention on the development of the education sector and to make English as a second language of the country, PM Oyun-Erdene stressed opportunities for cooperation in these areas. 

In turn, Ambassador Michael S. Klecheski congratulated the Prime Minister for his appointment and affirmed the commitment of the new administration of the United States for the consistent development of the strategic partnership between Mongolia and the U.S. 

The meeting also touched on active bilateral cooperation in areas of politics, economy, defense and at the regional and international levels.