Willingness Expressed to Strengthen Inter-Parliamentary RelationsPolitics
Ulaanbaatar, March 6, 2023 /MONTSAME/. On March 3, over the course of his visit to Japan, the Chairman of the State Great Khural Mr. Zandanshatar met and held official talks with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr. Hiroyuki Hosoda, and the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Fumio Kishida.
During the meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr. Hiroyuki Hosoda, the Speaker Mr. Zandanshatar reaffirmed the significance that Mongolia is attaching to the relations and cooperation with Japan, our third neighbor, and his commitment to further strengthen this “human-centered” relations and cooperation in all sectors.
In response, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr. Hiroyuki Hosoda said that he is extremely happy that this official visit is taking place to strengthen inter-parliamentary relations along with the revival of people-to-people relations between our two countries, which were interrupted due to the impact of the spread of the coronavirus infection /COVID-19/.
On the same day, the Speaker Mr. Zandanshatar met with the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Fumio Kishida, and discussed the achievements in relations between our two countries. For his side, Prime Minister Mr. Fumio Kishida expressed his gratitude to the Speaker for meeting him personally and reiterated the significance that the Government of Japan is attaching to deepening relations between Mongolia and Japan, reinforcing the friendship between people of our two countries, identifying the prospective of our relations for upcoming 50 years.
Underscoring the fact that deepening the relations with Japan, which is our third neighbor, is one of the priority directions of our foreign relations policy, the Speaker Mr. Zandanshatar expressed his gratitude to the Government and people of Japan for their generous support and assistance during the transition period to a market economy in Mongolia and asked Mr. Fumio Kishida’s, the Prime Minister of Japan, support on expanding the traditionally friendly relations between our two countries.