Foreign Minister Has Telephone Conversation with Her Chinese CounterpartPolitics
Ulaanbaatar, January 18 /MONTSAME/. On January 17, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia B. Battsetseg had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of China Qin Gang and exchanged views on relations and cooperation between Mongolia and China.
Minister B. Battsetseg congratulated Qin Gang on assuming office as China’s Foreign Minister and expressed readiness to collaborate on further the development and expansion of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
The Foreign ministers agreed to jointly work on implementing and further advancing the important common understandings reached during the President of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh’s state visit to China. To this extent, views were exchanged on further activating trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, increasing the flow of passenger and freight transport at the border ports, and accelerating the connection work of Gashuunsukhait-Gantsmod and Khangi-Mandal checkpoints.
The parties expressed their appreciation for resuming activities of the border-crossing points and passenger and freight transportation resurgence due to the two countries’ painstaking efforts and highlighted that the freight transportation through Khavirga-Ar Khashaat border point was going to be resumed starting from January 19, 2023.
Both parties agreed to closely cooperate on ensuring the implementation of the Joint Statement on Advancing the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in the New Era between the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia, issued during the state visit of President of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh, including the construction of “National Art Theatre”, “Sport and training center for children and youth named after the president”, and “Anti-desertification research center”.
On the global arena, both parties expressed their mutual interest and readiness to continue their cooperation, progress the projects and programs which will be jointly implemented in the framework of the economic corridor of Mongolia, China, and Russia, and support multilateral cooperation subject to the goals and principles of UN Charter. At the end, the Minister of Foreign Affairs B. Battsetseg extended Chinese New year greetings to Foreign Minister Qin Gang.