New Delhi: Welcoming President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga on Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind said this is the first visit of a Mongolian President in the last ten years. He expressed confidence that this visit will be a milestone in India-Mongolia bilateral relationship.
The President said that India greatly values its close and friendly relations with Mongolia. “We are not just ‘strategic partners’ but also ‘spiritual neighbours’ connected by our shared Buddhist heritage.” He noted that bilateral relations between the countries are now expanding into economic cooperation in several areas of importance like infrastructure, space and digital connectivity. Both sides are also cooperating closely in the fields of cybersecurity, information technology, disaster management, mining and animal husbandry.
The President appreciated Mongolia for its consistent support to India’s candidature for permanent membership of the UN Security Council. He also appreciated Mongolia’s decision to join the ‘International Solar Alliance’. He said that this will strengthen our partnership in the renewable energy sector and help us combat Climate Change.
Kovind added, “India remains committed to working with the Government and people of Mongolia to further strengthen and expand our Strategic Partnership for the prosperity of our two peoples.”
Battulga arrived in India on a five-day visit with an aim to intensify bilateral ties between the two countries.