Prime Minister J.Erdenebat met with the heads of the foreign diplomatic missions of Laos, Australia, and the Czech Republic on November 9 to discuss bilateral relations and upcoming activities.
In his meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Australia to Mongolia John Langtry, J.Erdenebat pointed out that relations and cooperation between the two countries has been expanding in the areas of education, investment, mining, and agriculture. Ambassador Langtry noted that since 1994, Australia has granted government scholarships to nearly 440 Mongolian students.
The Prime Minister highlighted that the 2016-2020 government action plan was designed to enhance the legal and regulatory environment for foreign investors and entrepreneurs in the Mongolian mining sector, a primary area of interest for many Australian investors.
He noted that Cabinet is concentrating on implementing mega projects and that he toured operations and underground construction at Oyu Tolgoi during his tour of the South Gobi.
The PM received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to Mongolia Sialounkone Seng-Outhone and expressed his satisfaction in working with an experienced diplomat contributing to developing relations and cooperation between the two countries.
He asked the ambassador to study Mongolian livestock meat exports, which was discussed with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith during the ASEM Summit in Ulaanbaatar.
The ambassador stated that two Laotian companies are interested in importing meat from Mongolia to Laos, and that discussions are taking place. During the meeting, they also discussed preparations for a meeting of the Mongolia-Laos intergovernmental commission, which will be held in Ulaanbaatar next year.
Ambassador Seng-Outhone said that he will collaborate with Mongolia to develop cooperation in all fields. He also noted that the Mongolian president and Cabinet members have visited Laos, but that the Prime Minister had not visited Laos.
The ambassador invited Prime Minister J.Erdenebat to pay an official visit to Laos in 2017, on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Mongolia Ivana Grollova was received by the PM to discuss the implementation of agreements that have been reached.
Prime Minister J.Erdenebat expressed his satisfaction with Mongolia’s successful cooperation with the Czech Republic and noted that he will focus on expanding relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Ambassador Grollova said that trade and economic cooperation between the two countries have actively developed. She asked the PM to continue to support projects that have been implemented by the Czech Republic since 1996, and to sign a cooperation agreement between the governments of the Czech Republic and Mongolia soon.
At the end of their meeting, the ambassador invited Prime Minister J.Erdenebat to pay an official visit to the Czech Republic at his convenience.