Mongolian Prime Minister and head of the ruling Mongolian People's Party Ukhnaa Khurelsukh meets with Li Hongzhong, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on Oct. 22, 2018. (Xinhua/Asigang)
ULAN BATOR, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian Prime Minister and head of the ruling Mongolian People's Party Ukhnaa Khurelsukh met here Tuesday with senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Li Hongzhong.
Li, who is a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee, led a CPC delegation on a visit to the East Asian country on Oct. 21-24. Mongolia's Parliament Speaker, Miyegombo Enkhbold, was also present at the Tuesday meeting.
Li said that the CPC and the Chinese government attach great importance to China-Mongolia relations and always place bilateral ties in an important position in China's neighboring diplomacy.
During the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Mongolia in 2014, China and Mongolia lifted their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership, which has provided the direction for the development of bilateral ties, Li said.
Leaders of the two countries have met several times this year and reached a series of important consensus on deepening China-Mongolia relations, Li said, adding that the two countries have been strengthening their political mutual trust and accelerating the alignment of their development strategies.
China is willing to work together with the Mongolian side to implement the important consensus between their leaders, and jointly promote bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level, he said.
During the meeting, Khurelsukh and Enkhbold spoke highly of China's remarkable achievements made under the CPC leadership with Xi at the core since the 18th CPC National Congress, noting that in recent years, Mongolia-China relations have developed smoothly and bilateral cooperation has yielded fruits in various fields.
They expressed Mongolia's willingness to work with China to consolidate the political foundation of bilateral ties, dovetail their development strategies and promote practical cooperation in various fields so as to better benefit the two peoples.
During the CPC delegation's stay, Li met separately with Mongolia's Deputy Prime Minister Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin, head of the Mongolian cabinet secretariat Gombojav Zandanshatar and chairman of Mongolia's opposition Democratic Party Sodnomzundui Erdene.