Russia and Mongolia discuss advancing strategic partnership

A Mongolian parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker Z.Enkhbold is conducting an official visit to the Russian Federation from September 20 to 25, to discuss bilateral relations and the development of strategic partnership.
Upon their arrival, Speaker Z.Enkhbold held a talk with Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Valentina Matviyenko. Matviyenko congratulated Mongolia on the successful and proficient hosting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 2015 Autumn Meeting and said that be organizing such an important event at a top level Mongolia has raised its reputation in the international arena.
She stated Russia’s interest in expanding partnership with Mongolia, stating, “One of the priorities of Russia’s foreign policy is to broaden strategic partnership relations with Mongolia. The country is not only geographically located as a neighbor, but also our two states have achieved multilateral cooperation based on friendly and long standing good neighbor relations.”
“Our two countries have a number of opportunities and resources to expand cooperation in the energy sector. We are ready to increase the power outage supplying Mongolia,” Matviyenko stressed. She suggested that Mongolia and Russia boost economic and trade relations in the international arena, mentioning that the memorandum on trade and economic cooperation signed between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Government of Mongolia last June is expected to increase bilateral trade volume.
Speaker Z.Enkhbold thanked Chairwoman Matviyenko for a warm reception and noted that Mongolia’s top priority in foreign policy is to deepen the traditional and good-neighborly relations with the Russian Federation, and noted the importance of enriching the content of further development of the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Mentioning the three joint stock companies Erdenet, UBTZ, and Mongolrostsvetmet (established before 1990), the Speaker said that Mongolia is currently working on adopting amendments to the protocol established between the governments of Mongolia and the Russian Federation to resolve problems facing the companies.
The Speaker expressed Mongolia’s interest in increasing the number of participants in training and vocational programs in Russia, as well as collaborating in educational and research studies, especially as citizens of the two countries have been reciprocally traveling visa-free since November 2014.

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