Prime Minister J.Erdenenbat received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Republic of Turkey to Mongolia Murat Karagoz on August 11, as part of a series of meetings with foreign ambassadors to Mongolia held after taking his office.
Highlighting that the historic relationship between Mongolia and Turkey dates back to ancient times, the Prime Minister spoke about the productive development of bilateral relations and comprehensive strategic partnership in various fields. He confirmed that the Government of Mongolia will focus on increasing the frequency of high-level meetings by expanding bilateral economic cooperation, and added that he will pay attention to hosting the regular conference of the Mongolia-Turkey intergovernmental committee on trade and economy in Ulaanbaatar in the near future.
Currently, over 900 Mongolian students are studying in Turkey, and nearly 300 of them have received scholarships from the Turkish government. The Premier thanked the Government of Turkey for supporting Mongolian youth in obtaining higher education.
During the meeting, Ambassador Karagoz noted that the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency has financed over 450 projects and programs in Mongolia with nearly 30 million USD grant aid as part of intergovernmental negotiations.