Ulaanbaatar, 5 July 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, met with the Foreign Minister of Mongolia, Battsetseg Batmunkh, for international cooperation talks.

During a trip to Asia on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with officials to solicit support in light of the West’s diplomatic isolation of his nation.

They also met to discuss the harsh sanctions imposed by the West as a result of its invasion of Ukraine. During the meeting, the Foreign Minister of Russia also paid a courtesy call to President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh.

Mongolia, a landlocked country situated between China and Russia, has worked to maintain cordial ties with both of its neighbors.

The country has simultaneously forged strong ties with the United States, whose relations with Moscow and Beijing have grown tense recently.

The two sides stressed the importance of robust bilateral ties. A number of economic pacts have been made between the two parties. In addition, a pipeline that would transport Russian natural gas to China is being constructed through Mongolia.

The top diplomats are likely to discuss important bilateral issues as well as trade, economic, and transportation cooperation. This was followed by a joint news conference held by the two Foreign Ministers in Ulaanbaatar.

Russia-Mongolia bilateral talks

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov reaffirmed his commitment to developing bilateral ties. He underlined his willingness to work with Mongolia on all fronts. Lavrov’s public remarks focused heavily on Ukraine and Russia’s defiance of Western censure.

In order to inform the larger international community, Lavrov stated the interests of Russia in making the facts regarding how the representatives of the Kyiv government behaved and continue to behave in Ukraine available.

During his visit to Mongolia, the Foreign Minister of Russia also met with the Prime Minister of Mongolia, L. Oyun-Erdene. Moreover, he is looking forward to a two-day visit to Vietnam for more bilateral talks.

He will meet with top Vietnamese officials, including Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, and Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.