Mongolian Premier Receives Ambassador of Japan

2024-02-08 12:23:14

Ulaanbaatar, February 8, 2024 /MONTSAME/. Prime Minister of Mongolia Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia Igawahara Masaru on February 7, 2024.

While Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai congratulated Mr. Igawahara Masaru on officially assuming his duties as the Ambassador to Mongolia, he was deeply saddened by the severe earthquake that occurred in the Noto region of Ishikawa, Japan, resulting in the loss of many lives and significant damage to the area. The Prime Minister expressed his condolences and emphasized that the people of Mongolia stand in solidarity with the people of Japan during this challenging time. Furthermore, he highlighted the active relations and cooperation between Mongolia and Japan, which are rooted in common values of democracy, human rights, and freedom. The Prime Minister underscored the development of the “Special Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity” at a high level. He briefly introduced the policies and measures implemented by the Government, emphasizing Mongolia's commitment to fostering mutually beneficial cooperation with Japan, an important "third neighbor" of Mongolia. Additionally, the Prime Minister expressed readiness to collaborate on projects such as the extraction of hydrogen from coal and the construction of a new city in the Khushig Valley.

Ambassador Igawahara Masaru expressed his commitment to further strengthening the “Special Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity” developed with Mongolia. This includes intensifying bilateral economic relations and enriching them with new content. He noted that Japan is ready to cooperate in projects to diversify Mongolia's economy and supports the proposal of Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai to develop tourism. Additionally, a technical cooperation project for a new city to be built in the Khushig Valley was launched. Ambassador Igawahara Masaru emphasized the importance of conducting detailed discussions on cooperation in the development of the new city in the future. Furthermore, both parties agreed that working together on the project of extracting hydrogen from coal is pivotal for enhancing Mongolia-Japan relations.