Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with his Mongolian counterpart Tsend Munkh-Orgil in New York, the United States, Sept. 21, 2016. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Mongolian counterpart Tsend Munkh-Orgil here Wednesday, saying the two countries should further expand bilateral cooperation.
China appreciates that Mongolia puts developing ties with China top on its foreign policy agenda, Wang said during their meeting on the sidelines of a series of UN conferences.
The two countries should implement the consensus reached by their leaders and bring China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative together with Mongolia's Prairie Road program so as to further tap potentials for cooperation, Wang said.
Besides maintaining cooperation in traditional areas such as energy and minerals, Wang said, China and Mongolia should expand their cooperation into other areas, such as housing construction, agriculture and animal husbandry.
Meanwhile, the two should expand party-to-party communication and strengthen exchange on governance as well as maintain coordination in international affairs, Wang said.
For his part, Munkh-Orgil said Mongolia has always given priority to developing the relationship with China and will continue to maintain that policy.
Meanwhile, Mongolia will incorporate China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative into its own national development and enhance practical cooperation with China in infrastructure and other areas, he added.