Views exchanged on issues of cooperation in tourism

2022-11-09 15:24:20

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On November 8, Prime Minister of Mongolia L. Oyun-Erdene received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkiye to Mongolia Zafer Ates.

During the meeting, the sides concurred that the relations and cooperation between the two countries are developing in all spheres, especially in trade, tourism and culture.

The Prime Minister informed that the Government of Mongolia has declared 2023 and 2024 “The Years to Visit Mongolia” and an intergovernmental draft agreement on cooperation in tourism was approved during the last week’s cabinet meeting.

The sides also agreed that the cooperation in tourism and the economy will be further developed once the number of Istanbul-Ulaanbaatar-Istanbul flights is operated seven times a week.

The Prime Minister expressed support for mutually beneficial cooperation in infrastructure projects such as the establishment of a tourism complex in the Orkhon and Tamir valleys and the construction of a satellite city in the Khushig valley.

For his part, the Turkish Ambassador thanked the Prime Minister for taking the time to meet with him while emphasizing that the linguistics and cultural values that Mongolia and Turkiye share are the fundamentals of successful bilateral relations and cooperation.

He also stressed the importance of high-level visits for strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation and expressed confidence that the works agreed upon during the recent visits of the Mongolian State Great Khural Chairman to Turkiye and the Turkish Minister of Tourism and Culture to Mongolia will be successfully implemented.