Historical and cultural ties between Mongolia and Turkey date back thousands of years, Mongolia’s ambassador in Ankara said.
At a reception in the capital Ankara marking Mongolia’s 95th anniversary and 50 years of diplomatic ties with Turkey, Ambassador R.Bold said that the two countries, sharing the same ethnic roots, grew closer after developing a comprehensive partnership in 2004. “The two sides are working towards achieving a strategic partnership agreed during Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s official visit to Mongolia in 2013,” Radvan said. In 2013, President Erdogan was prime minister.
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), Turkey’s state aid agency, had helped Mongolia preserve its historic monuments in a land where the Turkish people have deep roots. For the two decades up to 2019, over 2,200 students from Mongolia have graduated from Turkish universities, half of them on Turkish government scholarships.
The trade volume between the two countries is USD 300 million, he said, adding that the two sides are working to boost this figure.