Beijing, 18 January 2023 (TDI): China and Mongolia are looking forward to further deepening their ties. In this regard, yesterday, Chinese Foreign Minister, Qin Gang had a phone call with the Mongolian Foreign Minister. Batmunkh Battsetseg.
Qin Gang expressed that under the strategic guidance of the heads of state of both countries and the joint efforts of the two sides, China-Mongolia relations have maintained a sound development momentum, with practical cooperation.
This is yielding fruitful outcomes and two-way trade registering a record high. Furthermore, Qin underlined that the two heads have also joined hands in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, gifting one another with sheep and tea.
Maintaining, consolidating, and further developing China-Mongolia relations is the strategic choice of both sides.
The Foreign Minister added that China is willing to maintain close exchanges with Mongolia at all levels. It will deepen cooperation in various fields. This will help to make new progress in building a community with a shared future for the two countries.
In addition, Qin Gang states that China has recently improved and re-calibrated its prevention and control measures.
This is done in light of the changing situation of the pandemic, including introducing a new entry and exit management policy. Such measures are aimed at facilitating people-to-people exchanges between China and other countries.
The Chinese side underscored that China appreciates Mongolia’s science-based and objective stand. It also supports normal people-to-people exchange between the two countries.
Statements made by the Mongolian Foreign Minister
Battsetseg said that both countries are permanent neighbors connected by mountains and rivers. Also, Mongolia and China are exemplary partners for cooperation in the region and are good brothers.
Both are fighting the pandemic with concerted efforts. Moreover, the Mongolian side added that Mongolia will, as always, stick to the one-China principle.
Mongolia is willing to strengthen high-level exchanges and deepen pragmatic cooperation with China. This will lead to positive contributions to regional and international peace and stability.
Such measures will take the Mongolia-China comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level and further deepen ties.