Thursday, September 4, 2014

Russia to Grant Mongolia Military-Technical Assistance

ULAN BATOR, September 3 (RIA Novosti) – The protocol for the provision of military and technical assistance to Mongolia on a grant basis was signed Wednesday after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.

The president of Mongolia expressed satisfaction with the development of military-technical cooperation between the two countries.

Russian and Mongolian presidents met in Mongolia’s capital Ulan Bator to discuss the strengthening of bilateral ties between the two countries.

“It is a great honor and pleasure for me to be in Mongolia, among our friends. We have very long-standing and strong ties. They are bonded by numerous joint achievements and events,” Putin said.

Russian president also announced that the ministries of both countries will be instructed to develop a road map on the creation of new industries, promoting trade and mutual investment.

Following the talks, Russian and Mongolian sides have signed a number of agreements on cooperation in various spheres.

Russian Railways and the Mongolia’s Ministry of Roads and Transport signed an agreement on strategic partnership for the modernization and development of the Ulan Bator Railway.

Russia’s Aeroflot has signed a memorandum on cooperation with MIAT Mongolian Airlines.

Memorandum on cooperation was signed between the International Information News Agency Rossiya Segodnya and Mongolian National Public Radio.

Russia and Mongolia restored visa-free regime, which was canceled in 1995.

Putin also announced that Russia will lift existing restrictions of Mongolian animal products to the Russian market.

Also an agreement on the establishment of trans-boundary protected area “Istoki Amura” (Headwaters of Amur River) was signed.

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