Mongolian president meets Chinese FM

时间:2011-05-12 16:04   来源:SRC-174

Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia (1st, R) meets with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in the capital city of Ulan Bator, Feb 24, 2011. [Xinhua]

ULAN BATOR - President Elbegdorj Tsakhia met here Thursday with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on promotion of relations between their two neighboring countries.

Yang said the Chinese and Mongolian peoples share a long history of friendly exchanges.

Developing long-time friendly, mutually beneficial and cooperative ties with Mongolia is an important part of China's foreign policies toward neighbors, and is also China's unchangeable policy, Yang said.

China is willing to make joint efforts with Mongolia to keep high-level exchanges, deepen economic and trade cooperation especially on big programs, push bilateral ties onto a new platform, and further benefit the two countries and peoples, Yang said.

Tsakhia, for his part, said developing friendly ties with China is one of the priorities of Mongolia's foreign policies.

He said China is Mongolia's biggest trade partner and investment source country, adding that bilateral ties have a solid foundation, huge potential, and bright prospects.

He also expressed the hope that the two countries will strengthen communications and coordination, positively push forward pragmatic cooperation in various fields, and lift bilateral ties to a new high.

On Thursday, Yang also met his Mongolian counterpart Gombojav Zandanshatar. Both sides expressed a strong desire to further promote relations between the two countries.

After the meeting, the two ministers attended a signing ceremony for three agreements involving fire prevention in border regions and the exchange of a note about Mongolia's establishment of a general consulate in Hong Kong.

Yang arrived in Mongolia on Thursday for a two-day visit.