AKIPRESS.COM - President of Mongolia Ukhnaa Khurelsukh received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi, who is paying an official visit to Mongolia, on May 2, Montsame reports.
President Khurelsukh noted that the visit marks the high-level development of Mongolia - Japan strategic partnership.
Expressing his satisfaction with the countries’ designating the year of 2022 as the 'Year of Friendship and Exchange of Mongolian and Japanese Children and Youth’ on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Mongolia-Japan diplomatic relations, the President has extended his invitation for His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan to visit Mongolia in the frames of the anniversary.
Moreover, the President expressed gratitude to the Government of Japan for providing assistance and support in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic difficulties with minimal loss.
The President stressed the need to develop mutually beneficial cooperation in all sectors such as mining, environment, agriculture, tourism, culture and education.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi said that the Government of Japan attaches great importance to its relations and cooperation with Mongolia and reaffirmed its commitment to further development in all aspects.
He also expressed his support for the One Billion Trees movement initiated by the President of Mongolia, and informed that studies are being carried out on possible ways to provide support and cooperate in its framework.
The sides agreed to implement the Mongolia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement fully to maintain the frequency of high-level reciprocal visits and expand trade, investment and economic cooperation.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on developing business and people-to-people ties, in particular increasing children and youth exchanges, and on the matters regarding regional and international situations.