The office of the President of Mongolia, Public Relations & Communications Division
US President Barack Obama: I Admire Mongolia For Its Success in Strengthening Democracy
Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia who is paying official visit to the USA and Barack Obama, President of the United States of America met in the Oval Office at the White House on June 16, 2011. The meeting began with President Obama’s best wishes for the success for President Elbegdorj’s visit to the USA.
“I admire Mongolia’s success in protecting human rights and freedom, consolidating democracy and developing its economy in the short period of 20 years since Mongolia chose the path of democracy. I am also proud of your success story of having come up on the political platform, your participation in decision making and your leadership of your country. Your initiatives on respecting human rights and freedom and environmental protection are invaluable,” President Obama said.
“I am satisfied that the bilateral relations have been developing from year to year within the framework of the comprehensive partnership. I am delighted that the USA is the “third neighbor” of Mongolia.”
“We are supporting and assisting each other and successfully collaborating in the field of peacekeeping and within the framework of international organizations. I do not doubt that more opportunities to cooperate will arise in this field in future,” President Obama noted.
The President of Mongolia expressed appreciation to the Government and the people of the United States of America for its support to consolidating Mongolia’s democracy from its very beginning. President Elbegdorj noted that the USA - our third neighbor and the cradle of democracy has received him well.
“We are interested in intensifying trade and economic relations with the USA. Today our Civil Air Transportation Company MIAT agreed with Boeing to cooperate. Some internationally well known mining companies expressed their interests to cooperate with Mongolia on big size mining projects and they are working towards this direction. In addition, big size companies such as General Electric accorded to invest and cooperate with Mongolia. This is compliant with our interests that well known, highly responsible companies with high technology are interested in investing in Mongolia,” President Elbegdorj stressed.
“Mongolia and the USA are working to establish Bilateral Agreement on Transparency in International Trade and Investment. We are sure that the agreement will be established soon.
President Obama expressed his appreciation to President Elbegdorj for paying respect and laying a wreath to the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center and gave support to wounded American soldiers just after landing in the USA.
President Obama said “Mr. President, I agree with you that we need to intensify the bilateral economic cooperation. Our government and my office give importance to the legal basis for any work. The future Bilateral Agreement on Transparency in International Trade and Investment will become a major legally binding document to increase trade and economic cooperation. We cooperate with some Asian powers such as Japan and South Korea as well as the countries of the European Union in accordance with our agreements with them on transparency. We will succeed by cooperating with legal warranties.”
“USA and Mongolia can cooperate in the renewable energy sector. Our country has many companies those have expertise and good technology in this field. I hope that we will study this matter together.”
President Obama said that with delight he has received the news that Mongolia is going to chair the Community for Democracies from this year and noted that he will work supporting the Mongolia’s chairmanship.
The two Presidents exchanged views and discussed efforts of the two countries on Central Asia’s regional peace and security and international issues.
The two Presidents accorded that high level visits are important for upgrading the level of Mongolia-US ties and cooperation. They also discussed about the upcoming visits of the Vice President and State Secretary of the USA to Mongolia.
Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia invited Barack Obama, President of the United States of America to visit Mongolia. President Obama received the invitation with delight.
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