ON UZBEKISTAN – MONGOLIA POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS
On April 10, 2019, the fifth round of political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Mongolia took place.
Delegations led by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Dilshod Akhatov and the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia Batmunkh Battsetseg thoroughly analyzed the current state and perspective directions of deepening bilateral relations in political, trade-economic, investment, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.
The parties noted the presence of significant potential for dynamic development of relations between state structures and business circles of the two countries, noted the urgency of taking practical measures for further development of multifaceted cooperation.
At the meeting, mutual interest was expressed in organization of business forums and cooperation exchanges, as well as creation of a Business Council with participation of chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries and other cooperation mechanisms.
The parties also discussed the issues of development of relations in tourism. It was emphasized that introduction of a visa-free regime by Uzbekistan for 30 days for Mongolia citizens creates favorable opportunities for them to visit Buddhist shrines and other historical monuments in Uzbekistan. In this context, the Mongolian side proposed to explore the possibility of establishing direct flights between Ulan Bator and Tashkent, which will also make it possible to intensify contacts at various levels and expand exchanges between experts in science, culture and sports.
Cooperation issues between the two countries within the framework of international organizations, primarily in the UN and the SCO were also discussed at the meeting.
The Ambassador of Mongolia Luvsan Battulga attended the consultations.