AKIPRESS.COM - Official talks of Speaker of the Parliament of Mongolia G.Zandanshatar and President of the Senate of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Kubera have been concluded, Montsame reported.
The Mongolian Speaker said that the sides exchanged views on developing relations and cooperation in the spheres of trade, economy, environment and health. “The talks will give big impetus to bringing bilateral friendly ties to new level.”
“The two countries established diplomatic relations in 1950. The Czech Republic has been the second largest trade and economic partner of Mongolia until 1990. In particular, geological and exploration team of Czech played important role to explore mining deposits including Erdenet. Since 1990, the Czech side has been carrying out number of development projects in Mongolia including Przewalski’s horse conservation and reintroduction. Most of Mongolians living in European countries or more than 9000 Mongolians are in the Czech Republic. The sides shared views on protecting these citizens’ rights and resolving social issues as well. Moreover, the Czech side decided to donate medical equipment and devices to Mongolia. It is pleasant to mention that the above mentioned two issues are being discussed at today’s Government meeting of the Czech Republic. The next year will mark the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties. The sides agreed to advance bilateral relations to new level ahead of the anniversary,” Speaker G.Zandanshatar said.
Underlining that there are huge opportunities to expand bilateral economic cooperation, the Speaker mentioned the Mongolian-Czech Business Forum is to be held within Mr. Jaroslav Kubera’s visit. Delegation of over 20 largest Czech companies arrived to attend the forum.
In turn, Mr. Jaroslav Kubera said that there is not any controversial issues in bilateral relations. It is crucial to make discussed issues actual works after signing agreements. At this moment the Government of the Czech Republic is discussing an issue on supplying medical equipment and devices to Mongolian health sector. Furthermore, delegation of the Mongolian Ministry of Labor and Social Protection is visiting the Czech Republic. Private entities should develop bilateral economic ties and cooperation. Politicians are only opening a door to develop cooperation between private entities. Particularly, the Czech Export Promotion Center is being opened to encourage Czech businessmen to introduce products and services that satisfied Mongolian laws, regulations, standards and requirements. Mongolia is rich in minerals. Therefore, we are ready to collaborate in processing mineral raw materials, manufacturing final products and exporting them.
Mr. Jaroslav Kubera’s visit to Mongolia is ongoing.