The Mongolian Cabinet has decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth USD 1 million to the United States of America to help the country cope with COVID-19 pandemic. The money will be allocated from the government’s Reserve Fund. According to figures from the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, the U.S. has seen nearly 1.8m infections and surpassed 105,000 deaths in the Covid-19 pandemic.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Mongolia in 1987. Since then, the U.S. has been firmly regarded as Mongolia’s most important “third neighbour”—a country that does not border Mongolia, but has strategic relations with it.
Previously, Mongolia has pledged to give meat aid worth USD 1 million to Russia and a donation of 30,000 sheep to China.