BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Khaltmaa Battulga on his inauguration as Mongolia's new president.
Xi congratulated Battulga on his inauguration and also on the 96th National Day of Mongolia.
Xi pointed out in the message that China and Mongolia are close neighbors, and that sound and steady development of China-Mongolia relations meets the fundamental interests of the two countries and the two peoples.
China is willing to work with Mongolia to promote continued development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, in accordance with the series of important political consensus reached by the two sides, and on the basis of respecting each other's core interests and major concerns, Xi said in the message.
Battulga of the Mongolian Democratic Party was officially inaugurated as president of the country on Monday.
The inauguration came three days after the General Election Commission announced that Battulga won the election Friday against Miyegombo Enkhbold of the Mongolian People's Party, with 50.6 percent of the vote in the runoff.
The Mongolian president serves a four-year term and can be re-elected only once.