Delegation of the European Union to Mongolia

EU Ambassadors visit Mongolia

31/05/2019 - 11:46
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The European Union and Mongolia should deepen, consolidate and diversify mutual relations. The EU Ambassador to Mongolia Traian Laurentiu Hristea led a group of around thirty Ambassadors and senior European diplomats from EU Member States to Mongolia to meet with the country's political leaders as well as representatives of civil society. On this occasion, the European Union and Mongolia also celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Ambassador Hristea said: "The values chosen by Mongolia: democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, equality and solidarity are the values which also underpin the European Union, the values that make us close neighbours and privileged partners, despite the geographical distance. We, Europeans, want to be with Mongolia every step on that way, as reliable and consistent partners. We encourage private investors to contribute to sustainable development in Mongolia. For this to happen, Mongolia must be an attractive place for investors. "

On Sunday 26 May the European Union and its Member States organised for the first time an event on Sukhbaatar square. All those who participated could experience what the European Union and its Member States are doing to support Mongolia's sustainable development through various projects and programmes for implementing commonly shared values.  

The official visit from 27 to 30 May allowed the group of Ambassadors to have meetings with the President of Mongolia, as well as the Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry and the Minister of Environment and Tourism. A group of Ambassadors also visited the Oyu Tolgoi mine, to learn directly about the biggest foreign investment in Mongolia.

The objective of these meetings was to take stock of relations between the EU and Mongolia, and to discuss how to strengthen, promote and extend the scope of cooperation between the parties, consolidated following the entry into force of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement in 2017. This comprehensive agreement is an expression of the EU's clear commitment to Mongolia and its citizens, and will provide the EU and its Member States on the one hand and Mongolia on the other with a framework for expanding their bilateral relations.

 

 

For more information on EU-Mongolia relations please visit our website:

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