Today (16 December), Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to hold negotiations with his Mongolian counterpart U.Khurelsukh, who is paying a visit to Russia.
“Plans are in store to discuss the circumstances and prospects for the development of a comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and Mongolia in the political, trade, economic, scientific, technical and humanitarian fields, as well as to exchange opinions on cooperation in the international arena,” reported Kremlin.
This is the first meeting between Putin and Mongolian President U.Khurelsukh. In November, the Russian head of state sent congratulations to his Mongolian counterpart to mark the centennial of diplomatic relations between the two countries having been established. Putin noted in the message that increased cooperation between Moscow and Ulaanbaatar would boost peace, security and stability on the Eurasian continent. The Russian president emphasized that the relations between both countries were developing as a comprehensive strategic partnership.
In an interview with TASS in October, U.Khurelsukh stated that Mongolia intended to intensify bilateral cooperation with Russia after the end of the pandemic. According to him, there is also a need to foster cooperation in the field of environmental protection in border areas, and cultivate a dialogue between the nations’ emergency services.