Speaker of Par­lia­ment M.Enkhbold re­ceived Chair­man of the Leg­isla­tive As­sem­bly of Rus­sia’s Irkutsk Re­gion Sergei Brilka on Mon­day at the State Palace.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, Speaker M.Enkhbold told Brilka that the Mon­go­lian and Irkutsk Re­gion leg­is­la­tures should stream­line le­gal bar­ri­ers to im­prove trade and eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries.

He added that up­dat­ing the mem­o­ran­dum of co­op­er­a­tion signed be­tween Mon­go­lia and Irkutsk’s leg­is­la­tures in 2008 and ex­pand­ing re­la­tions be­tween leg­is­la­tures and par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tar­iats will be of sig­nif­i­cant im­por­tance to tak­ing co­op­er­a­tion to a new level.

Brilka stated that Irkutsk’s Leg­isla­tive As­sem­bly ap­proved sev­eral bills to en­hance the le­gal and reg­u­la­tory en­vi­ron­ment for pro­mot­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween en­trepreneurs of Irkutsk and Mon­go­lia. For in­stance, a tax fa­cil­ity has been ap­plied for en­ter­prises in­vest­ing in Mon­go­lia.

He em­pha­sized that nearly 800 Mon­go­lian stu­dents are study­ing in uni­ver­si­ties of Irkutsk, and 100 stu­dents are ma­jor­ing in rail­way through schol­ar­ships.

“We are ready to grant schol­ar­ships to Mon­go­lian stu­dents to study in lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties of nat­u­ral sciences and tech­nol­ogy of Irkutsk Re­gion,” said Brilka.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, the sides also dis­cussed is­sues re­gard­ing the Egiin Gol Hy­dropower Plant project, co­op­er­a­tion of en­vi­ron­ment and en­ergy sec­tors, and fa­cil­i­ta­tion of bor­der and cus­toms ser­vices.

The Irkutsk del­e­ga­tion met with Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and In­ter­nal Af­fairs Ts.Nyam­dorj and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment and Vice-Chair of the Mon­go­lia-Rus­sia In­ter-Par­lia­men­tary Group B.Enkh-Am­galan to dis­cuss ex­ports of Mon­go­lian live­stock prod­ucts to Rus­sia.

Min­is­ter Ts.Nyam­dorj asked Brilka to fa­cil­i­tate tar­iff re­duc­tion on ex­ports of Mon­go­lian agri­cul­tural prod­ucts to help de­velop re­la­tions and co­op­er­a­tion in ar­eas along the Mon­go­lian-Rus­sian bor­der, and to con­duct stud­ies into the Egiin Gol Hy­dropower Plant project.

B.Enkh-Am­galan noted that sev­eral projects to im­prove the health of Mon­go­lian live­stock, estab­lish vet­eri­nary lab­o­ra­to­ries in prov­inces, and in­crease ex­ports of live­stock prod­ucts to Rus­sia are be­ing im­ple­mented.

They also dis­cussed pos­si­bil­i­ties to in­crease tran­sit trans­port pass­ing through the Mon­go­lian ter­ri­tory.

Brilka agreed to move for­ward with pro­pos­als put for­ward by Mon­go­lian leg­is­la­tors, and stated that he will fo­cus on is­sues to re­serve river re­sources. He added that Irkutsk will pro­mote col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the two na­tion’s stu­dents, youth and women.

Irkutsk del­e­gates meet with mem­bers of the Mon­go­lia-Rus­sia In­ter-Par­lia­men­tary Group

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