A working group has been established between Mongolia and Russia for the Trans-Mongolian Gas Pipeline, reported Minister of Energy Ts.Davaasuren.
The working group co-chaired by Deputy Ministers of Energy of the two countries, has already started works, developing some documents and collecting information. The body has also put forth a request to the Chinese side to discuss specific matters regarding the pipeline. However, the meeting with the Beijing officials will have to be postponed due to the Coronovirus crisis.
During his visit to the Russian Federation in December, 2019, Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh agreed with Moscow’s proposal to commence the project to establishment a gas pipeline to China through the territory of Mongolia. At that time, the PM emphasized that project will be implemented within the Economic Corridor between the three countries, and would make a significant contribution to the social and economic development of the three countries. The Trans-Mongolian Gas Pipeline has the full backing of the Kremlin – Russian President V.V.Putin said “Now, there is no political barrier to bring the project about.’