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VP meets the President of Mongolia; holds delegation level talks

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called for expanding bilateral ties between India and Mongolia in different sectors including renewable energy, especially solar energy and Information Technology. Shri Naidu also said that Mongolia joining the International Solar Alliance is an important step in expanding the cooperation between the two nations in this field.

Interacting with Mr Khaltmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Friday, the Vice President said that the Presidential level visit from Mongolia, happening after almost a decade, was very special to India.

He expressed confidence that the visit would strengthen the strategic partnership between the two nations and add new substance and dynamism in the relationship.

Stating that India was keen to partner with Mongolia in capacity building and offer support to develop infrastructure, the Vice President said that the A.B. Vajpayee Centre for Excellence in IT would provide IT education and employment to the Mongolian youth and called for its early completion.

Observing that the shared belief in democracy, freedom and efficient functioning of democratic institutions for the betterment of common people make India and Mongolia natural friends and partners, the Vice President said that he looked forward to visiting Mongolia to commemorate 65th anniversary of the establishment of India-Mongolia Relations.

The Vice President also held delegation-level talks with the President of Mongolia. Both leaders condemned terrorism and agreed upon the need for a united global response to tackle the menace. Discussions on infrastructure projects, including an oil refinery and railway line were also held.

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