President’s State visit to DPRK
The President of Mongolia, Ts. Elbegdorj headed for Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea along with First Lady Kh.Bolormaa and accompanying officials on October 28, for an official state visit.
The Mongolian visitors were welcomed by the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK Kim Yong-nam, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from Mongolia to DPRK M.Ganbold, and other officials at Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport.
Later on, the president held official talks with the President of the DPRK’s Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Kim Yong Nam, at Pyongyang’s Mansudae Assembly Hall.
Mongolia and the DPRK signed three cooperation agreements in the fields of industry and agriculture; sports, culture and tourism; and information technology. President Ts.Elbegdorj took part in the signing ceremony of bilateral cooperation documents. An Agreement of Cooperation in Industry and Agriculture between the governments of Mongolia and the DPRK was signed by the Minister of Industry and Agriculture of Mongolia Kh.Battulga and Minister of Foreign Trade of the DPRK Ri Ryong Nam; an Agreement of Cooperation in Culture, Sport and Tourism between the governments of Mongolia and DPRK was signed by Minister of Foreign Relations of Mongolia L.Bold and Chairwoman of the Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries Kim Jong Suk; a Protocol to Renew the Agreement between the governments of Mongolia and the DPRK to cooperate in the roads and transportation sector was inked by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the DPRK M.Ganbold and Vice Minister of Land and Marine Transport of the DPRK Pak Il Yong; and the Cooperation Plan for 2013-2015 between the Postal Authority of Mongolia and the DPRK’s Computer and ICT Center was signed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to DPRK M.Ganbold and the Deputy Director of the DPRK’s Computer and ICT Center.
President Ts.Elbegdorj is accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. L.Bold and the Minister of Industry and Agriculture and Mongolian Head of the Mongolia-DPRK Intergovernmental Commission Kh.Battulga, and other officials. The President’s visit is being conducted during the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the DPRK.
Foreign media have speculated that the Mongolian president may be the first foreign head of state to officially meet Kim Jong Un since he took over leadership following the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in December 2011.
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