Deputy Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs vis­its Paraguay

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Deputy Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs B.Battset­seg paid a visit to Paraguay from Novem­ber 8 to 10 to strengthen re­la­tions and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries.

As part of her visit, the Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter held meet­ings with Paraguay’s Deputy Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture and Live­stock Mario Leon Fru­tos and Paraguay Deputy Min­is­ter of In­dus­try and Com­merce Os­car Stark Robledo to dis­cuss agri­cul­ture and trade co­op­er­a­tion.

B.Battset­seg told Deputy Min­is­ter Fru­tos that Mon­go­lia is in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about Paraguay’s agri­cul­tural achieve­ments and ex­pe­ri­ences as Paraguay is con­sid­ered a lead­ing coun­try in the world’s agri­cul­tural mar­kets, and has de­vel­oped its agri­cul­tural sec­tor by ex­port­ing its beef and or­ganic prod­ucts.

The deputy min­is­ters agreed to ex­tend the va­lid­ity of the mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing on the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Mon­go­lian Min­istry of Food, Agri­cul­ture and Light In­dus­try and the Paraguay Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Live­stock, and the they ex­pressed hopes that the mem­o­ran­dum’s ex­ten­sion will in­crease op­por­tu­ni­ties for col­lab­o­ra­tion, bring in­no­va­tive agri­cul­tural tech­nol­ogy in Mon­go­lia and en­hance col­lab­o­ra­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties be­tween re­search or­ga­ni­za­tions, co­op­er­a­tives and pri­vate sec­tors of the two coun­tries.

Dur­ing her visit to Paraguay’s Agri­cul­ture Tech­nol­ogy In­sti­tute, B.Battset­seg spoke with San­ti­ago Ber­toni, the in­sti­tute’s pres­i­dent, about pos­si­bil­i­ties to im­ple­ment projects and pro­grams and carry out ex­change pro­grams for agri­cul­tural ex­perts of the two coun­tries to learn more about their coun­tries’ agri­cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences.

As part of the visit, B.Battset­seg and her del­e­ga­tion took part in the first po­lit­i­cal con­sul­ta­tive meet­ing on Novem­ber 9 in Asun­cion, the cap­i­tal of Paraguay. Dur­ing the meet­ing, Paraguay Deputy Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs Fed­erico Gonzalez noted the im­por­tance of strength­en­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions, es­pe­cially agri­cul­tural co­op­er­a­tion, as the two coun­tries are small, land­locked de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

The sides ex­changed views on ways to de­velop mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion in the ar­eas of econ­omy, agri­cul­ture, re­new­able en­ergy, hu­man rights and cul­ture, and high­lighted that the two na­tions will con­tinue to mu­tu­ally sup­port and co­op­er­ate in the are­nas of the United Na­tions and other in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions. They agreed to ex­pand re­gional and mul­ti­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion on shared in­ter­ests of the two coun­tries such as the Fo­rum for East Asia-Latin America Co­op­er­a­tion.

The del­e­ga­tions noted that as Paraguay is a mem­ber state of the In­ter­na­tional Think Tank for the Land­locked De­vel­op­ing Coun­tries based in Ulaan­baatar, the two coun­tries will ef­fec­tively work to­gether un­der the think tank.

The sides also agreed to es­tab­lish an agree­ment on mu­tual visa ex­emp­tion for di­plo­matic and of­fi­cial pass­port hold­ers.

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