The Mongolian National Emergency Commission decided to conduct a charter flight to India for bringing its nationals back. As of today (8 May), nearly 480 Mongolians stranded in India have applied for places on an evacuation flight; 260 of them are children, 164 are students and 21 people with health problems.
Earlier today, Deputy Speaker U. Enkhtuvshin met with Mohinder Pratap Singh, Ambassador from India to Mongolia and requested support for the evacuation of the Mongolians.
At the meeting, U.Enkhtuvshin noted that Mongolia is considering conducting a flight to India with its biggest MIAT plane at the very earliest opportunity. Therefore, the NEC, Foreign Ministry and Mongolian Embassy in India are studying where most Mongolians are staying and which city the plane should fly to.
In return, the Indian ambassador expressed his appreciation for Mongolia’s successful efforts against coronavirus and promised his country’s contribution to the evacuation process. In India, over 1.3 billion people have been locked down for 41 days in order to prevent the pandemic.
Currently, there are more than 200 Indian nationals living and working in Mongolia.