AKIPRESS.COM - China and Mongolia should enhance strategic communication and respect each other's core interests and major concerns, President Xi Jinping said at the meeting with Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga in Beijing on April 25, ecns.cn reports.
Battulga is on a five-day visit to China that started on Wednesday. He also is attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
With the two presidents as witnesses, China and Mongolia signed cooperation documents to connect the Belt and Road Initiative with the Mongolia-proposed Path of Development Initiative. Xi hosted a ceremony to welcome Battulga before their talks.
Hailing Mongolia as a good neighbor, friend and partner of China, Xi said that the bilateral relationship has entered a fast track.
China will continue to support Mongolia's efforts to promote economic development and improve the people's livelihood, Xi said.
Xi also called for greater effort to advance practical cooperation in jointly building the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor.Battulga said it's a priority of Mongolia's diplomacy to develop a long-term friendly neighborhood and enhance cooperation with China. Mongolia appreciates China's role in maintaining the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, Battulga said, adding that Mongolia would like to enhance coordination with China on regional affairs.