Minister of Road and Transport Development meets Turkish Ambassador

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On March 16, D.Ganbat, Minister of Road and Transport Development received Ahmet Yazal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Mongolia to exchange views on Mongolia-Turkey bilateral cooperation in the transport sector.

At the beginning of the meeting, Minister D.Ganbat congratulated the Turkish Ambassador on his prestigious and responsible appointment in Mongolia and then expressed his confidence in the Ambassador for his contribution to strengthening the bilateral relations and collaboration.

The Minister said that partnership in the transport sector plays main role in the bilateral economic collaboration between Mongolia and Turkey and mentioned that the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) has been cooperating with Mongolia since 1994. He further noted that bridges under and over the Bosphorus and railway tunnels built by Turkey is a huge development and asked the Turkish side to share its experiences in this direction with Mongolia. 

At the meeting, Ambassador Ahmet Yazal expressed his willingness to actively cooperate in the development of road and transport. "Historical relations between Mongolia and Turkey have been further intensified presently. 'Mongolians are the beginning of history'. Long-time friends Mongolia and Turkey still maintain a great relationship in the politic and social areas. Thus, it is necessary to enhance trade and economic ties with a view to increase the number of tourists to travel from Turkey to Mongolia”.

He continued that Turkey is ready to cooperate in an area of investment and will help Mongolia to promote development projects and programs to be carried-out by the Ministry of Road and Transport. In addition, the Turkish Ambassador met with the specialists of the Ministry of Road and Transport Development and received information about projects and programs to be implemented in the future and informed about the opportunities to collaborate on capacity building and domestic management.