Mongolian President Kh.Battulga is set to meet with President Donald Trump next week at the White House. The White House says Kh.Battulga’s visit on Wednesday will focus on deepening cooperation between the U.S. and Mongolia, a strategically important country that shares borders with Russia and China. The leaders will discuss a range of issues, including defence and security, trade and investment, and the sovereignty of the rule of law.
During his four-day visit, Kh.Battulga is planning to hold meetings with American officials regarding exporting Mongolian cashmere to the country on a duty-free basis. In April, a new bill allowing duty-free imports of products made in Mongolia using local cashmere was introduced in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate; this has gathered support from apparel brands and importers. The Mongolian Third-Neighbour Trade Act will be signed into law by President Trump.
His meeting with Trump follows a recent visit to Mongolia by Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton.
Bolton traveled to the capital, Ulaanbaatar, in late June for meetings with Kh.Battulga, the prime minister and other leading government officials.
The last time that a Mongolia’s leader visited the White House was in June 2011.