Prime Minister J.Erdenebat met with Ambassador of Canada to Mongolia Ed Jager on August 11, to share views on bilateral relations and cooperation, and to discuss the upcoming official visit of Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada Geoffrey Regan in September.
Even though Canada is far from Mongolia in terms of the geography, Canada holds a special place in Mongolia’s foreign policy, underlined the Prime Minister. He assured the Ambassador that Mongolia is willing to expand and develop bilateral relations and cooperation in all sectors.
Confirming that Mongolia is an important partner in Northeast Asia for Canada, Ambassador Jager highlighted the active development of bilateral relations and cooperation. He recalled that in addition to Canada issuing 20 percent of the 4.1 billion USD required for the development of the Oyu Tolgoi underground mine, it is also carrying out various programs and projects in trade, economic, and development collaboration to strengthen democracy in Mongolia.
The sides also noted the significance of maintaining the frequency of reciprocal high-level visits in developing bilateral relations and cooperation. During the meeting, Ambassador Jager informed the Premier that Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada Geoffrey Regan will conduct an official visit to Mongolia in September.
The visit is expected to help finalize documents that will form legal grounds for bilateral trade and economic relations, including an agreement on promoting and protecting bilateral investment.