Geopolitics

China and Mongolia reach broad consensus on multi-field cooperation

Seetao 2022-08-11 09:28
  • China and Mongolia stressed their willingness to advance the Belt and Road Initiative and the Mongolian Grassland Road Plan
  • Agree to strengthen border cooperation, promote the opening of ports, and link railways and roads
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Overcoming the impact of the epidemic, the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative has injected new vitality into the economies along the routes. On August 8, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Mongolian Foreign Minister Battszeg jointly met the press after holding talks.

Wang Yi said, visiting Mongolia again after two years, witnessed the gratifying changes in Ulaanbaatar, and felt the vitality of the grassland. As a friendly neighbor, China is sincerely happy for Mongolia's rapid progress and is full of expectations for Mongolia's development and revitalization. Wang Yi introduced the broad consensus reached by the two sides during the visit.

Both sides believe that in the face of the current complex and volatile international and regional situation, China and Mongolia share a common destiny and a future.

The two sides are willing to promote the in-depth integration of the Belt and Road Initiative with Mongolia's "Grassland Road", the Global Development Initiative and Mongolia's "New Revival Policy", and China's "two-step" development strategic goals and Mongolia's long-term development vision, so as to create three mechanisms to promote the development of bilateral relations. big engine.

The two sides reaffirmed mutual respect for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and continued to firmly support each other on issues concerning each other's core interests. China supports Mongolia in maintaining stability, focusing on development, and exploring a development path that suits its own national conditions. China appreciates Mongolia's reaffirmation of its firm adherence to the one-China principle and its opposition to interference in China's internal affairs in Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and other affairs.

The two sides agreed to strengthen border cooperation, promote the opening of ports as much as possible, railways and highways should be fully connected, and the industrial chain and supply chain should be stable and smooth. The signing of the memorandum on the cross-border railway integration plan of Ganqimaodu port between the two parties will play an important role in helping Mongolia to expand its opening-up and achieve strong growth.

The two sides agreed to promote cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, investment, mining energy, science and technology, agriculture and animal husbandry, and build major demonstration projects such as infrastructure and energy, so as to achieve coordinated development and common prosperity of the two countries.

The two sides agreed to coordinate and advance the Erdengburen Hydropower Station project to speed up the solution to the electricity problem of the people in western Mongolia. Support livelihood projects such as shantytown renovation, sewage treatment plants, and meat processing plants to be implemented as soon as possible to better benefit the Mongolian people.

The two sides agreed to continue anti-epidemic cooperation to protect people's lives. Increase direct flights between the two countries to facilitate personnel exchanges. Support Mongolian international students to return to China to resume classes as soon as possible. Strengthen youth exchanges, local cooperation, and consolidate the public opinion foundation for China-Mongolia friendship.

The two sides agreed to strengthen coordination in international and regional affairs, adhere to genuine multilateralism and open regionalism, promote the implementation of global development initiatives and global security initiatives, safeguard the common interests of developing countries, work together to promote the development and prosperity of Asia, and jointly build the destiny of mankind community. Editor / Xu Shengpeng