|China and Mongolia Stress Promotion of Cooperation on Interconnection|
From December 16 to 17, 2013, the Consultation at Department and Bureau Level of Chinese and Mongolian Foreign Ministries was held in China. Luo Zhaohui, Director-General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry and Tumurkhuleg Tugsbilguun, Director of the Department of Neighboring Countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia co-chaired the Consultation. Both sides exchanged opinions on China-Mongolia relations and international and regional issues of common concern.
Both sides held that China and Mongolia, as important neighbors to each other, should take the year of 2014, the 65th anniversary of the establishment of China-Mongolia diplomatic relations and the 20th anniversary of the signing China-Mongolia Friendship and Cooperation Treaty, as an opportunity to jointly do well in holding commemorative activities related to China-Mongolia Friendly Exchange Year, earnestly implement Mid and Long-term Development Outline of China-Mongolia Strategic Partnership and continually push forward China-Mongolia strategic partnership on the principle of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefits.
Both sides agreed to continually deepen China-Mongolia pragmatic economic and trade cooperation according to overall thought of three in one and advance as a whole, which involves mineral resources development , infrastructure construction and financial cooperation.
Both sides agreed that the overall situation of Asia-Pacific region is generally stable, the momentum of regional cooperation is good, the interconnection cooperation in railway and highway develops well and free interconnection of aviation and navigation is smooth. China appreciates Mongolia’s efforts in joining in some cooperation mechanisms of East Asia. Both sides unanimously agreed to keep close communication on safeguarding peace and stability of the region.