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2011-06-21




Mongolia and USA Are Towards Developing Comprehensive Partnership



Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia came back to Mongolia after concluding his official visit to the USA. President Elbegdorj and US President Barack Obama held talks in the USA and the two sides affirmed that they need to expand bilateral trade and economic relations, and intensify cooperation. For this, the parties consider that it is important to establish Agreement on Transparency in Matters Related to International Trade and Investment between the United States of America and Mongolia within this year.

Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia and Barack Obama, President of the United States of America issued the Mongolia-US joint statement, in which “they reaffirmed their commitment to a United States-Mongolia comprehensive partnership based on common values and shared strategic interests. They emphasized their two countries’ common interest in protecting and promoting freedom, democracy and human rights worldwide, and confirmed their intention to strengthen trade, investment and people-to-people ties so as to support economic growth and deepen the bonds of friendship between their two peoples.”

President Obama told President Elbegdorj “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.” Moreover 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.

In addition, Asia Society of the USA awarded President Elbegdorj with Distinguished Statesman Award of Year 2011.

All of the above show that the USA has given considerable significance to the official visit of the President of Mongolia to the USA and the two sides politically accorded on the highest level to strengthen and expand their bilateral relations and cooperation further.