Chinese FM meets Mongolia's parliament speaker

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-24 21:41:52|Editor: ZX
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ULAN BATOR, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Thursday met with the speaker of the Mongolian parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold.

Wang conveyed greetings from Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China, to Enkhbold.

He said China has always treated Mongolia as a good friend and a good partner.

In 2019, Mongolia and China are set to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

China is willing to take the opportunity to work with Mongolia in order to maintain close high-level exchanges, deepen pragmatic cooperation, promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and accelerate the development of bilateral relations, Wang said.

Wang said China appreciates Mongolia's strong support for and active participation in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), adding that the joint construction of BRI has provided new opportunities and opened up new space for bilateral cooperation.

China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Mongolia in areas such as infrastructure construction within the framework of BRI in accordance with Mongolia's development goals and people's needs, and help Mongolia transform its resource advantages into development impetus, achieve breakthroughs in development and improve people's livelihood, Wang said.

Wang expressed his hope that the Mongolian parliament will contribute to promoting understanding and friendship between the people of the two countries, and thus consolidate bilateral cooperation.

Enkhbold said Mongolia is satisfied with the fruitful results achieved in developing a comprehensive strategic partnership between Mongolia and China in recent years.

He said that only when the two sides understand and support each other's core interests, can bilateral relations develop in a healthy and sound manner.

Mongolia's firm adherence to the one-China policy will not change, he added.

Enkhbold said Mongolia is willing to dovetail its Prairie Road Development Initiative with BRI, strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of infrastructure, energy and electricity, and accelerate the implementation of the Mongolia-China-Russia economic corridor plan.

The Mongolian parliament is ready to deepen friendly exchanges with the NPC, and the ruling Mongolian People's Party is willing to strengthen communication with the Communist Party of China so as to deepen friendship between the people of the two countries, he added.