Prime Ministers call press conference about visit

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ After signing a memorandum of Mutual Understanding, the Prime Minister of Mongolia Ch.Saikhanbileg and his Japanese colleague Mr Shinzo Abe called a press conference.

Mr Saikhanbileg expressed a satisfaction with successful expanded talks within the second visit of Mr Abe to Mongolia, and noted that the Mongolia-Japan strategic partnership and cooperation have been developing in all spheres.

As a result of the official talks, the parties signed an intergovernmental Memorandum on cooperating in joint project on constructing eastern branch railway in Tavan tolgoi and on related infrastructure. They also talked about a credit support from Japan, boosting small and middle-sized productions and realizing a two-phase project on environment protection, Saikhanbileg said.

They also reached a principal agreement on implementing a management at the new international airport of Ulaanbaatar being erected in Khoshig Valley, together with a Japanese consortium.

He added that Mongolia is ready to send its workforce to Japan for having it involved in a construction that is underway to get prepared for the 2020 Summer Olympics, in accordance with a proposal from Japan.

Mr Abe expressed a satisfaction with starting his visits to Asian countries from Mongolia, and said  Japan and Mongolia are strategically-important partnership in the region. A realization of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and a project on construction of the new international airport have forwarded since his visit in 2013, this is an expression of how bilateral ties are strengthening, he added.

“The PM Saikhanbileg has affirmed his support to the peaceful policy of Japan. We have concurred to step up the bilateral talks and cooperation in the politics and security spheres,” Mr Abe said. He expressed a willingness of his country to help Mongolia make its policy self-supporting by a steady policy on economy.