A visit of the Chairman of the State Great Khural of Mongolia Mr M.Enkhbold to the Persian Gulf countries continued with a working visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is the first ever high level visit from Mongolia to Saudi Arabia.
He met with His Highness, the Prince Abdul-Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh to discuss the current state and future perspectives of bilateral cooperation.
Mr M.Enkhbold said “Mongolia maintains active partnerships with the Middle Eastern countries. We should use all opportunities to attract investment and promote cooperation in the mining, construction and urban development sectors with Saudi Arabia, one of the most developed economies in the Persian Gulf. Collaboration in justice system is also significant.
His Highness the Prince Abdul-Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said in response that Saudi Arabia aspires to build stronger ties with Mongolia. “The Kingdom’s foreign policy had been focusing on the relations with Europe. However, nowadays its foreign policy is aiming at developing mutually beneficial and equal relations with all countries of the world. Cooperation in trade and investment with Mongolia will be in our ambition. We are also aware of the economic situation of Mongolia. Therefore, the Speaker’s request will be considered carefully. It is our pleasure to help our friend-Mongolia”, he said.
Mongolia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia established diplomatic ties in 2007. The Prince and the Minister of Oil of Saudi Arabia have visited Mongolia for private purposes. In 2014, former Foreign Minister of Mongolia Mr L.Bold paid a visit to Saudi Arabia.