A regular consultative meeting and the first ever meeting on regional security between the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Trade of Mongolia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan held on October 8, 2008 in Ulaanbaatar. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Mongolia, Mr.B.Enkhmandakh, and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan Mr. K.Sasae.
During the consultative meeting, the sides assessed the state of bilateral relations since the previous meeting and exchanged views on perspectives and goals of bilateral relations. The Japanese side made it clear that the Government of Japan is re-launching its Special Aid project for Mongolia and noted it would be more effective if the project is implemented in accordance with the “10 year Program for cooperation between Mongolia and Japan”, and the “National Development strategy”.
The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. S.Bayar, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. S.Batbold received the Japanese delegation headed by Vice Foreign Minister of Japan Mr. K.Sasae. The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction with the development of the Mongolian-Japanese comprehensive partnership relations and cooperation at the bilateral level and in the regional and international arena. The Vice Minister, K.Sasae highly appraised the Mongolian policy in the North-East Asian region and expressed his confidence in the increasing role of Mongolia in the region.
During the meeting on regional security, the two sides exchanged information on the current political and economic situation of North-East Asia and as well as on foreign policy of the two countries. The sides also noted the importance of developing multilateral cooperation and strengthening confidence.
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