An official visit of the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mongolia D.Zorigt is continuing in Japan.
On Friday July 30, the Minister met with Mr. Yo.Sengoku, a head of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Japanese Government, and expressed a hope that his official visit will be paid successfully. In turn, Mr. Sengoku expressed a willingness to develop a comprehensive collaboration in investments, technologies and human resources sectors and to develop the countries together in frames on the East Asian Cooperation.
The same day, D.Zorigt held negotiations with Mr. Katsuya Okada, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Mr. Zorigt said Mongolia wants to expand the bilateral cooperation in private sector and to develop collaboration in introducing the latest techniques and technologies in Mongolia, in attracting investments and in preparing staffers. Mr. Zorigt requested the Japanese side to involving the Japanese private sector’s enterprisers in implementing projects and programs that are to elevate the inter-governmental relations into a newer level, and forwarded some proposals, for example, to accelerate the matter on constructing the international airport in Mongolia, make investments to establishing a new power plant in Ulaanbaatar and to cooperating in constructing some factories of processing natural minerals. Then Zorigt conveyed an invitation of Mongolia’s Foreign Minister G.Zandanshtar to Mr. Okada to pay Mongolia a visit.
In his turn, Mr. Okada appreciated developing of the bilateral ties in private sector and promised to systematically study certain projects for the energy sector. Mr. Okada said he expected that there will be a positive response to the second stage matter on loans of supporting small- and middle-sized production in Mongolia. By the way, the first part of loans for small- and middle-sized production of Mongolia was USD 29 million, the second part is expected to increase.
The Minister D.Zorigt also met with Mr. M.Naoshima, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Production of Japan. Mr. Zorigt plans to sing a cooperation memorandum with some agencies of this Ministry.
Paying an official visit to Japan, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mongolia D.Zorigt has met with Mr. Kenzo Ooshima, the Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The Minister mentioned that Japan is the Third neighbor of Mongolia, and expressed his willingness to bring the comprehensive partnership of the bilateral cooperation into a strategic new level. In addition to it, Mr. Zorigt said Mongolia wants to develop the collaboration with Japan in fuel and energy sectors in frames of not only JICA’s official assistance, but also in private sector level, and aims to introduce new technologies, train Mongolian students and increase investments.
At the meeting, the Minister raised issues on an international airport to be constructed in Mongolia and on the two-stage loans of the developmental official assistance.
In his turn, Mr. Ooshima said he will cooperate with Mongolia to construct a new energy source, and will pay an attention to the projects mentioned by the Minister D.Zorigt. Mr. Ooshima also emphasized that JICA intends to work out the program of developmental assistance in connection with the National Developmental Strategy based on Millennium Developmental Goals of Mongolia.