Donation raised by Mongolians handed over to Indian Ambassador

2021-05-13 16:27:54

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Chair of the Mongolia-India Inter-parliamentary group, MP B.Saranchimeg met today, May 13, with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Mongolia M.P.Singh and handed the donation raised by the people of Mongolia over to him.

Chair of the Mongolia-India Inter-parliamentary group, MP B.Saranchimeg initiated the #TogetherForIndia relief campaign to help the people of India in the face of the pandemic, in collaboration with a citizen G.Ganbat and the ‘Giving Day Movement’ NGO.

During the handover ceremony, MP B.Saranchimeg said that the Government of India had provided 150,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine as a non-refundable aid to Mongolia during the difficult times of the pandemic, enabling Mongolia to launch its vaccine rollout. “We, Mongolians, are grateful for the kindness of the people of India. Despite the fact that the pandemic situation in our country is still at risk, the situation in India today has reached a very dangerous level. Hundreds of Mongolians have expressed their solidarity with the people of India and participated in the relief campaign. This is the evidence of the strong friendship between Mongolia and India and I am confident that the people of our two countries will overcome this challenging time together” she added. She also conveyed that the Government of Mongolia has resolved to provide USD 1 million to India as a humanitarian assistance.

With the participation of 986 citizens, MPs and businesses, MNT 155,641,720 was raised within the framework of the #TogetherForIndia campaign.

Although diplomatic relations were established between Mongolia and India in 1955, historians believe that relations between the countries date back 3,000 years. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, friendly relations between the two countries in the fields of economy, education, culture and science have been developing rapidly. In 2011, the bilateral relations have reached a new level. With the support of India’s soft loans and aid, major projects and programs are being successfully implemented in Mongolia.