ULAN BATOR, Dec.30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Xing Haiming on Sunday delivered a New Year speech via Mongolian media, extending greetings to the Mongolian government and people.
In his speech, the ambassador reviewed the progress that the two countries had made in 2018 and looked ahead to 2019.
In 2018, China celebrated the 40th anniversary of the country's reform and opening-up. During the past 40 years, China has changed significantly and contributed to the world, Xing said.
"Mongolia has also developed rapidly in recent years. I am especially happy that Mongolia has overcome the economic difficulties in 2018," he said, noting that the country's economic growth is expected to exceed 6 percent this year.
According to the Chinese ambassador, the bilateral trade surpassed 8 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, getting closer to the 10-billion-dollars target by 2020.
As 2019 will mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Mongolia, the two countries will strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation in all sectors to benefit both peoples, Xing said.