French-Mongolian relations reach new levels of partnership
The Speaker of Parliament, Z.Enkhbold, received Member of the National Assembly of France and Chief of the French–Mongolian Peace Group, Jerome Sharte. Beginning the meeting, Z.Enkhbold expressed Mongolia’s aim to bring the Mongolia-French partnership to a new level, stabilizing high level meetings and talks as France identifies Mongolia as its “special partner country” in Asia.
The sides also agreed to ink a stakeholders’ agreement to establish a joint company between Mongolian state-owned Mon-Atom LLC and Areva Group of France. Z.Enkhbold expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation memorandum established between the Government of Mongolia and the GDF Suez led Group of France, which was selected to build a 1.2 billion USD coal-fired power plant in Ulaanbaatar. He noted that Mongolia has launched agricultural cooperation with France, introducing some 200 Alpine-bred milking goats to Uvurkhangai Province.
During the meeting, Jerome Sharte stressed that he has been working as the chairman of the Mongolia-France parliamentary group for 11 years, since 2002, and noted the implementation of various cultural projects and programs under the operation of the Mongolian Fellow Foundation.
An official visit of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of France, Laurent Fabius, to Mongolia has been postponed for an indefinite period of time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on Monday. Fabius planned to pay an official visit to Mongolia at the invitation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, L.Bold, on September 15-17.
Mongolia and France established diplomatic relations in 1965.
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