Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Meets Russian Minister of Natural Resources and EcologyPolitics
Ulaanbaatar, November 30, 2023
/MONTSAME/. Prime Minister of Mongolia Oyun-Erdene
Luvsannamsrai received Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the
Russian Federation, Alexander Alexandrovich Kozlov on November 29, 2023.
At the outset of the Meeting, Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene
expressed gratitude to Alexander Kozlov, who recently assumed his duty as Head
of the Russian Section of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic,
Scientific, and Technical Cooperation between Mongolia and the Russian
Federation, for his visit to Mongolia.
The Commission held its 25th meeting in October 2023. and
discussed pressing issues in the trade and economic cooperation of the two
countries. Also, President of Mongolia Khurelsukh Ukhnaa met with President of the
Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the Third Belt and Road Forum for
International Cooperation. Later, Mongolian Premier Oyun-Erdene met with
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and the two sides agreed to work on improving
the trade balance between the two countries, expanding the operation of
Ulaanbaatar Railway JSC, and energy collaboration.
The Prime Minister stressed the significance of the two parties'
particular attention to the prompt implementation of specific tasks in the
realization of agreements regarding the relations and cooperation between
Mongolia and Russia that were reached during these meetings.
Prime Minister of Mongolia Oyun-Erdene and Minister of Natural
Resources Alexander Kozlov exchanged views on intensifying bilateral
cooperation in improving the Mongolia-Russia trade balance, expansion and
reform of the Ulaanbaatar Railway and jointly implementing the Eg River
Hydropower Plant project, which has been under discussion for many years,
stabilizing the supply of oil and petroleum products, deepening the
relationship and exchanging experiences between the cities of Ulaanbaatar and
The two sides noted that close cooperation between Mongolia,
Russia, and China is of utmost importance for reforming the Ulaanbaatar Railway
and constructing natural gas pipelines under the Belt and Road Initiative and
the Mongolia-Russia-China Economic Corridor.
Lately, a stable supply of gasoline and diesel fuels has been
disrupted in Mongolia. Due to Mongolia's booming coal export, the country is
experiencing a surge in demand for diesel fuel. To mitigate potential
disruptions in the future, Premier Oyun-Erdene proposed to establish a joint
working group in charge of coordination in emergency situations, emphasizing the
necessity of a constant sufficient supply of oil products at stable prices for the
long term. The Prime Minister requested the Russian side to create favorable conditions
for prompt and stable railway transportation of oil products to be supplied to