Mongolia, U.S. leaders discuss bilateral ties

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-20 14:12:19|Editor: Yurou
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ULAN BATOR, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian Prime Minister Uknhaa Khurelsukh and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence exchanged views on enhancing bilateral ties and cooperation in the White House on Wednesday, the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.

Noting the United States is a good friend and partner of Mongolia, Khurelsukh said the Mongolian government is willing to cooperate closely with Washington to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas including trade, investment, agriculture and renewable energy, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The two sides outlined a roadmap for further strengthening economic cooperation, the statement added.

"Implementing the roadmap is an important part of Mongolia's goal of diversifying its economy and enhancing cooperation with the United States in various sectors such as trade, agriculture and renewable energy," the ministry said.

During the meeting, Khurelsukh invited Pence to visit Mongolia at an appropriate time.

Pence thanked the Mongolian side for its humanitarian aid of camel hair blankets worth 100,000 U.S. dollars to people affected by Hurricane Florence.

"Our government has attached great significance to the bilateral relations. Agreement worth 350 million U.S. dollars between U.S. aid-giving body Millennium Challenge Corporation and Mongolia is an example of it," he said.

Khurelsukh arrived in Washington D.C. on Tuesday for a three-day official visit to the United States.