Leaders of Mongolia and China hold meeting

Tashkent\MONTSAME\. On sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit underway in Tashkent, President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj held on June 23 a bilateral meeting with President of China Xi Jinping at the Kuksaroi (Blue Palace) State Resident.

“Heads of state of China and Mongolia have previously had several bilateral meetings where a several number of vital agreements were reached. Our countries are succeeding in developing comprehensive strategic partnership relations which are even more advancing and expanding with emergence of new potentials”, said the Chinese leader.

Mongolia and China are progressing at the level of comprehensive strategic partnership relations. The agreement on developing such forms of ties were reached during a state visit of Mr. Xi Jinping to Mongolia, recalled Mr. Elbegdorj and welcomed dynamic advancement of the relations.

“Mongolia is expecting to host an official visit of Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang which will coincide with the upcoming ASEM Summit in Mongolia. We believe that a number of issues would find their solution during the visit, noted the President of Mongolia.

There are urgent issues we need to focus on today. One is providing four border checkpoints with international status. In this context, Gashuunsukhait and Gants mod border checkpoints are confronted with challenges related to railway, explained Mr. Elbegdorj and requested his Chinese colleague to pay a particular attention to it.

Other points are related to negotiations on creating possibilities for Mongolia to reach seaport through the territory of China and railway transit transport, highlighted the Mongolian leader as well as to hydropower plant to be constructed on Eg river with soft loans of the Government of China.

Same day, President Ts.Elbegdorj will have a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Chinese counterparts.