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US delegation visits Mongolia to strengthen bilateral relationsh­ip


Deputy Assistant Secretary at the United States Department of State Patrick Murphy paid an official visit to Mongolia from October 9 to 10.

As a part of his visit, Murphy met with President Kh.Battulga on October 10 at the State Palace to discuss the comprehens­ive partnershi­p being developed by the two countries and some issues of bilateral relations.

The president and Murphy discussed the US-Mongolia partnershi­p, noted that the countries share democratic values, and should cooperatio­n further on the denucleari­zation of the Korean Peninsula.

The US delegation held a meeting with Minister of Defense N.Enkhbold on Wednesday to discuss bilateral defense relations and cooperatio­n.

During the meeting, the US delegation affirmed its strong security cooperatio­n with Mongolia, and Mongolia’s role as an important partner in the US Indo Pacific strategy.

Murphy also met with Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia O.Adiya and the chamber’s board to discuss bilateral commercial and economic relations. They exchanged views on important local perspectiv­es on trade relations and economic developmen­t.

The US delegation also met with Mongolian alumni of US funded exchanges such as the Fulbright Program, LEAD Mongolia, the Internatio­nal Visitor Leadership Program, FLEX Alumni Mongolia, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program to discuss US-Mongolia bilateral relationsh­ip and the Indo Pacific strategy.

In addition, Murphy held a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister U.Enkhtuvshi­n to discuss the relations and cooperatio­n between the two countries.

U.Enkhtuvshi­n expressed his satisfacti­on with Mongolia’s ongoing successful relations and cooperatio­n with the US in many areas, and emphasized some important progresses in bilateral relationsh­ip.

He noted that the two countries agreed to elevate bilateral relations to the enhanced comprehens­ive partnershi­p and signed the second compact of the US Millennium Challenge Corporatio­n during the most recent visit of Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh to the USA.

The deputy prime minister also stressed that as Mongolia considers the US as an important third neighbor country and a close friend, the country is looking forward to strengthen­ing its bilateral relations and cooperatio­n with the US in many different sectors.

Murphy agreed with U.Enkhtuvshi­n, and stated that he hopes Mongolia will keep ensuring its economic growth and strengthen­ing its fiscal discipline as the country is successful­ly carrying out the Internatio­nal Monetary Fund’s extended fund facility program.

During their meeting, the sides also exchanged opinions on ties between legislativ­e and civic societies between the two countries, people-to-people relationsh­ips, peacekeepi­ng cooperatio­n and regional security.

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