Parliament Speaker and Prime minister meet with ambassador of Japan

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On the 4th of January, Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia Mr. M.Enkhbold received the Ambassador of Japan to Mongolia Mr. Masato Takaoka.

At the beginning of meeting Mr M.Enkhbold congratulated the newly appointed envoy and noted “Mongolians deem Japan is a good partner state that has been supporting our country since its transition to democracy and a market economy. We believe during your serving term in Mongolia, the strategic partnership relations between two countries would broaden and reach new achievements.

In his turn Ambassador M.Takaoka said “In 2006, you paid your first foreign visit to Japan when was serving as Prime Minister of Mongolia. At that time, you held a bilateral meeting with your counterpart of then Prime Minister J.Koizumi, where the first issue touched upon was a construction of a new international airport in Mongolia. Now, the airport construction work has been accomplished. This is the symbol of good relationship between the two countries”.

The ambassador also said “the Japan-Mongolia Economic Partnership Agreement has been effective since June 2016 and we are confident that the Agreement would significantly enhance bilateral foreign trade and investment”.

On Saturday, Prime Minister of Mongolia Mr J.Erdenebat received newly appointed Ambassador of Japan to Mongolia Mr. Masato Takaoka.

Mr. J.Erdenebat noted the importance of maintaining the level of strategic partnership with increased frequency of reciprocal visits and mutual political trust and bringing the current state of bilateral ties up to the next level.

The Ambassador noted that a number of events will be organized on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Mongolia and Japan, which is being marked this year.

A committee to organize the events dedicated to the anniversary headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs has been set up recently.