President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is paying a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China

Upon the invitation of the President of China Xi Jinping, the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is paying a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China. This visit is highlighted as the first State Visit since the establishment of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries, continuation of bilateral high-level dialogue and the first State Visit by the President of Mongolia to the People’s Republic of China since 2010. On November 10, 2015, the President of China Xi Jinping and his spouse Peng Liyuan welcomed the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his spouse Khajidsurengiin Bolormaa at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. During the welcoming ceremony, official delegates from both sides were present. Following the gun salute, the state hymns of the two countries were performed and two Presidents greeted by a military honor guard. Then, President Elbegdorj held official talks with President Xi Jinping. President Xi Jinping noted: “I would like to thank His Excellency, Mr. President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj for paying a State Visit to China. The relations between the both countries are at their most pleasant time. During my visit to Mongolia in 2014, our two countries established the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership bringing the mutual relations into a new stage of development. I’m truly satisfied with the successful development of bilateral relations thanks to our joint efforts, common interest and our people’s support. China and Mongolia are good neighbors, good friends and good partners. The Chinese side attaches great importance to ties with Mongolia and the bilateral relationship is always put in an important place in China's neighborhood diplomacy”. In response, President Elbegdorj said: “I am glad to pay a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China upon the invitation of His Excellency Mr. President of China Xi Jinping. As the first State Visit since the establishment of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries, this visit will contribute to the deepening of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. By increasing exchange of high-level visits and official meetings, we will be able to promote mutual understanding and political trust between the two countries. Our two countries have great potential to enhance mutual economic cooperation which is an important component of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and we do have the opportunity to expand bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2020”. The parties have noted with satisfaction the development of bilateral relations in economy, culture, education, sciences, technology, healthcare, humanitarian and other sectors and have exchanged views on expanding partnership in agriculture, creating agricultural park, and exporting ecological and healthy products to China. Moreover, President Elbegdorj mentioned about Mongolia's permanent neutrality which was announced during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.