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Visit by representatives of the Ministry of Defense of France

By Kh.KHALIUN

Chairman of the Standing Committee on Security and Foreign Policy of State Great Khural Ts.Oyunbaatar received Rear Admiral Pascal Ausseur, Chief of the French Joint Staff/European Union/NATO/UN Division, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Mongolia Yves Delune at the Government House, on March 27. They visited the Mongolian Ministry of Defense, National Emergency Management Agency, and General Authority for Border Protection.
At the beginning of the visit, Rear Admiral Ausseur mentioned an interchanging program of officers from Mongolia and France to exchange experiences, and said he is working as Deputy Director in Charge of the DGA Asia-Pacific sub-directorate for the next two years. Ausseur spoke about 20 billion USD in spending for the arms industry, to produce naval, aircraft, and space technology. He emphasized that France is the only country in the European Union that has an independent arms industry. The Admiral expressed his confidence that Mongolia has the opportunity to cooperate in this sector.
Chairman of the Standing Committee Ts.Oyunbaatar said Mongolia and France share hundreds of years of history and next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Ts.Oyunbaatar said that Mongolia is using Russian weapons, but the future will require access to new technology and development of the Mongolian border troops, and emphasized that Mongolia needs a reliable partner country for these upgrades. Ts.Oyunbaatar noted that the Ministry of Defense Mongolia is implementing a program to renew its weapons and technologies within 10 years. This program finishes next year, and the next 10-15 year mid-term program is being drafted now.

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