Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 3, 2014 Part II

President to visit Russia May of 2015
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME/) The President Ts.Elbegdorj is to visit Russian Federation in May of 2015.

He decided as such when the Russian President Mr Putin invited him to Russia during their individual meeting. The leader of Mongolia considered that it would be appropriate for him to visit Russia on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Great Victory in The Great Patriotic War, to be celebrated on May 9 in 2015.

Mongolian National Broadcaster to cooperate with Russia Today
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME) In a scope of the working visit of Russian President Putin, the Mongolian National Broadcaster and the “Russia Today” international news agency, a federal entity of Russian Federation, inked the cooperation memorandum on September 3.
The purpose is to expand the Mongolia-Russian cooperation and professional relations between these media organizations. Assuring it, M.Naranbaatar, a director-general of MNB, and the vice general editor of "Russia Today" agency P.V.Andreev signed the memorandum. Prior to it, a meeting ran to discuss the collaboration maters such as an enhancement of the media industry environment, a promotion of authenticity and professionalization of cultural, humanitarian, economic, sports and political news, a strengthening of the information stream, an adoption of frameworks and projects aimed to consolidate the two peoples' mutual understanding and collaboration.  

Standing committees share opinions on environmental issues
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME) G.Bayarsaikhan MP and chairman of Standing committee on environment, food and agriculture received Wednesday Mr M.V.Slipenchuk, a member of State Duma of Russian Federation.
G.Bayarsaikhan thanked Mr Sllipenchuk for visiting Mongolia and then shared with him opinions on two Standing committees' operations and cooperation in building a joint wood-processing factory. The parties consider the latter is of high importance for Mongolia in preserving and improving its forest reserves, as the country imports great amount of wood and heavy logs from Russia.
A matter on protection of cross-border rivers' was also discussed during the meeting.

Agreement signed on non-visa travel between Mongolia and Russia
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME) Mongolia and Russia’s high officials signed 15 important documents on September 3. Among them is the agreement on non-visa travelling between the two countries, signed by the two FMs L.Bold and S.Lavrov.
The other documents are the agreement on cooperation in civil air transportation, and in development of Ulaanbaatar Railways, signed by A.Gansukh, Minister of road and transportation, and by V.I.Yakunin, the director of state-owned “Russian Railways” JSC, also agreements on cooperation in construction sector and in improving economic relations, as well as a cooperation memorandum between MIAT and Aeroflot companies, signed by their directors. 

President Elbegdorj about visit of his Russian counterpart
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME) The leader of Mongolia Mr Ts.Elbegdorj Wednesday gave a report to the media on the working visit of Mr V.Putin, the Russian Federation's President after holding with him a tete-a-tete meeting and expanded talks.
Mr Elbegdorj said they exchanged views on the bilateral relations and reached important agreements. Noting that the Mongolia-Russia relations are friendly and peaceful, Mr Elbegdorj expressed satisfaction with the visit of Mr Putin in times of celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Khalkh River Battles Victory.
The Mongolia-Russia friendly cooperation continued in peaceful times through the great construction works, "we consider that our friendly ties are the valuable heritage and great achievements". "We see Mr Putin’s visit as opening of a new page in the bilateral relations," he underlined.
Mr Elbegdorj also said they shared views on the fundamentals of the Mongolia-Russia relations, on urgent problems, on the cooperation in transit transportation, trade and economy, finance, investment and humanitarian spheres, international and regional trilateral ties, and then reached specific outcomes.
“The working visit of Mr Putin took a very short time but it ran fruitfully and with a vital content. The two sides' governments, organizations and entities have signed 15 agreements, protocols, memorandums and joint documents, which represent a high importance and results of the visit. I want to emphasize that the countries have completely tackled the visa-free traveling of peoples,” Mr Elbegdorj said.
The countries also reached agreements to reform the railway sector and to augment the great construction and transport by establishing a partnership agreement on the Ulaanbaatar Railway reforms and developmental strategy. The sides also talked about establishing a trilateral agreement among Mongolia, Russia and China on railway transit transportation as well as Mongolia-Russia intergovernmental agreement on terms of railway transit transportation.
“We have noticed a deep gap in the ratio of trade turnover between our countries, so we considered as necessity to increase the bilateral trade turnover to 10 billion US dollars by 2020,” Mr Elbegdorj underlined.
He said Mongolia proposed launching talks on allowing Mongolia to export its products to Russia’s market without taxes and customs for 20 years.
The parties also agreed to expand the ties and collaboration of the organizations of sports, media, arts, culture and to establish joint training centers and schools, the President said.
Expressing a satisfaction with broadening of the bilateral traditional relations and cooperation in military and technical spheres, Mr Elbegdorj said they discussed an issue of having the Mongolian Armed Forces’ representatives take part in a military parade for the 70th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War to be celebrated in 2015.
Mr Elbegdorj expressed a satisfaction with an acceptance of the Russian side of Mongolian proposals to organize a trilateral high-level meeting in Ulaanbaatar on the regional security and to cooperate within the international and regional organizations.
The working visit of Mr Putin significantly contributed to the bilateral friendly relations and cooperation and opened a new chapter in the ties, said Mr Elbegdorj and invited his counterpart to pay a state visit to Mongolia.

"Rosneft wants to widen market in Mongolia"
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME) The President of the Russian President Vladimir Putin said it during a joint statement on Wednesday within his working visit here.
Expressing a satisfaction with visiting Mongolia in coincidence of the 75th anniversary of the Khalkh River Battles Victory, Mr Putin said he and his Mongolian counterpart will reveal soon a perspective for the further cooperation.
“This cooperation will focus on creating new joint factories, boosting the bilateral trade and resuming the traditional cooperation,” Mr Putin said. The countries will also cooperate in the air transportation sector, so the parties inked a protocol and memorandum on collaborating in the civil aviation sphere, he added.
“Mr Elbegdorj mentioned about an unbalanced situation in the bilateral trade during the official talks. Our countries will work on supplying Mongolian-made products to Russia and cancelling the taxes over agricultural raw materials from Mongolia,” Mr Putin said. Mongolia can supply animal-originated products to Russia if they satisfy sanitary requirements.
Mr Putin also underlined an importance of the regional cooperation and said the two Presidents managed to tackle many issues of the economic ties.

President Elbegdorj holds individual meeting with Russian counterpart
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 3 (MONTSAME) The President of Mongolia Mr Ts.Elbegdorj Wednesday held an individual meeting with his Russian counterpart Mr Vladimir Putin in the Ceremonial Ger Palace at State House.
Mr Elbegdorj noted that this year the peoples of Mongolia and Russia are jointly celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Khalkh River Battles, and emphasized that the Mongolia-Russia relations faced many historic challenges. Then Mr Elbegdorj welcomed the President Putin and wished him a successful visit.
In response, Mr Putin expressed a gratitude to him for the warm welcome and emphasized that the Victory in the Khalkh River Battles is one of the brightest pages in the history of relations between the two countries. He appreciated President Elbegdorj's invitation to visit Mongolia, which gave opportunities to discuss important issues related to the bilateral relations between our countries.
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