AKIPRESS.COM - India and Mongolia released a joint statement on September 20, 2019 after bilateral talks between Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and visiting Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, the Jagran Josh news agency reported.
The President of Mongolia, Khaltmaagiin Battulga, visited India on September 19 at the invitation of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind. During his visit, the Mongolian President held discussions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two spoke on a wide range of bilateral issues covering regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Following the talks, 4 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between the two nations in areas including space, disaster management and culture:
1. Cultural Exchange Protocol (2019-2023) - To promote cooperation and cultural exchanges in the field of music, dance, theater, arts, library, museums etc.
2. MoU in the field of Disaster Management between National Disaster Management Authority (India) and National Emergency Management Agency (Mongolia) - To promote cooperation in the field of Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction.
3. MoU on Cooperation in Space between Department of Space (India) and Communications and Information Technology Authority (Mongolia) - To promote co-operation in the field of space exploration for peaceful and civilian purposes.
4. Comprehensive Work Plan between Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (India) and Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry (Mongolia) - Pursuant to the 2015 Agreement between India and Mongolia on cooperation in the field of Animal Health and Dairy, the Work Plan lays out a series of activities to intensify cooperation in this sector.