ULAN BATOR, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia is willing to expand bilateral cooperation with Finland in areas of mutual interest, such as agriculture and forestry, the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.
Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar made the remarks when meeting with Finnish Ambassador to Mongolia Jarno Syrjala.
Tsogtbaatar also expressed his willingness to enhance economic and trade cooperation with Finland, and hold joint business meetings.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual concern.
"I will put all efforts in expanding bilateral trade and economic cooperation during my tenure," said Syrjala.
This year marks the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
The two countries are preparing for the regular meeting of the Mongolia-Finland Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation in September in Finland's capital of Helsinki.