G.Zandanshatar, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade is on an official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. G.Zandanshatar arrived in Beijing yesterday and the visit will last for five days.
Yesterday, G.Zandanshatar met with Chen Deming, Chinese Minister for Trade and exchanged their opinions on the two countries trade and economic cooperation.
The trade and economic cooperation leads to good relations. The proof of this is that the trade between the two countries have doubled in the year 2011 and reached 6.3 billion USD in comparison to the previous year.
G.Zandanshatar asked for China’s help with Mongolia’s fuel shortages, and proposed widening relations in the energy and oil sectors. He also asked for China’s support in the construction of an oil refinery, and inquired about importing energy for the Oyutolgoi mining project from Inner Mongolia, revising the coal export tax from Mongolia to Inner Mongolia, and building a pipeline between Russia and China through Mongolia.
Chen Deming promised to decide the issues with “feasible positive effects.” G.Zandanshatar invited Chen Deming to visit Mongolia. Then he met with Mongolian students at the Mongolian Embassy in Beijing.