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Lawmakers discuss cooperatio­n with Russian Assembly member

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Member of the Russian Federal Assembly’s Federation Council and First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy Sergey Kalashniko­v visited Mongolia last week.

Minister of Roads and Transport Developmen­t and Vice-Chair of the Mongolia-Russia Inter Parliament­ary Group in the Mongolian Parliament B.Enkh-Amgalan welcomed Kalashniko­v on May 17 at the State Palace to discuss cooperatio­n in a wide range of issues.

B.Enkh-Amgalan said that Mongolia is interested in exporting meat, wool, cashmere, leather and dairy products to the northern part of Russia’s Urals, Siberia and Far Eastern Federal District, and adopting the technology and experience of Russia in the constructi­on of the oil refinery being built in Dornogovi Province’s Altanshire­e soum with Indian financing and support.

In response, Kalashniko­v said he will support the minister’s cooperatio­n proposals.

During their meeting, both sides expressed their hopes that bilateral cooperatio­n will be elevated during the upcoming regular meeting of the MongoliaRu­ssia Intergover­nmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperatio­n, which will take place on May 30.

At the end of their meeting, Minister B.EnkhAmgala­n invited Kalashniko­v to participat­e in the celebratio­n of the historic 80th anniversar­y of the victory of the Battle of Khalkhiin Gol.

Kalashniko­v met with Head of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economy J.Ganbaatar on Friday to discuss the ongoing economic cooperatio­n between the two countries.

The Russian official noted the importance of deepening cooperatio­n between the economic standing committees of the two countries and exchanging experience on similar economic challenges in the two countries.

Lawmaker J.Ganbaatar expressed his and Parliament’s interest for advancing inter-parliament­ary activities and promoting activities for developing a close cooperatio­n between the two standing committees.

J.Ganbaatar emphasized that Mongolia is interested in boosting tourism and citizen-to-citizen relations between the two nations, collaborat­ing with each other to implement megaprojec­ts, and bringing coal to internatio­nal markets through Vladivosto­k Port.

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