Earlier today (19 September), Mongolian President Kh.Battulga left for India on an official visit. This will be the first visit by a president of Mongolia to India in the last 10 years, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, noting that the two sides will be holding in-depth discussions on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues.
During the five-day visit, the Mongolian President will hold meetings with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan.
Travelling with President Kh.Battulga are Mongolian , Minister of Foreign Affars D.Tsogtbaatar, Minister of Road and Transport Development B.Enkh-Amgalan, MP B.Undarmaa, who is also head of parliamentary group between Mongolia and India and, Chief of Presidential Staff Z.Enkhbold.
The MFA statement also said the two countries would be reviewing ongoing cooperation in fields of infrastructure, energy, disaster management, defence, security, culture, and capacity building.
The two countries reached a strategic partnership in 2015 during the visit of Prime Minister Modi to Mongolia. A number of high-level exchanges have taken place since then and the partnership has seen considerable progress during the last few years.
The most visible sign of cooperation is Mongolia’s first oil refinery, which is being constructed near the town of Sainshand with Indian assistance.