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Mongolia|foreign policy|May 15, 2020 / 11:47 AM
Mongolia-Kazakhstan Intergovernmental Commission working group holds online meeting

AKIPRESS.COM - The 8th meeting of the Mongolia-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission scheduled for April has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On May 14, a video conference of the working group of Intergovernmental Commission for trade, economic, scientific, and cultural cooperation took place, Montsame reports.

The virtual meeting was co-chaired by E.Sarantogos, Director General of the Asia-Pacific Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Kanat Olzhabayev, Director of the Department for Multilateral Relations of the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and attended by Ambassador of Mongolia to Kazakhstan L.Battulga, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Mongolia Zhalgas Adilbayev, and representatives of the Ministry of Road and Transport Development, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, Specialized Inspection Agency, and Erdenes Alt company of Mongolia and other officials.

At the beginning of the meeting, Ms. E.Sarantogos conveyed the greetings of Mongolian chair of the intergovernmental commission, Minister of Labor and Social Protection S.Chinzorig to the Kazakhstan's representatives. Deputy Minister of Trade and Integration Kairat Torebayev also extended his greetings.

The sides stressed the successful implementation of the actions agreed at the 7th meeting of the Mongolia-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission. They discussed the intensification of the projects agreed during Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh’s visit to Kazakhstan, especially, bilateral trade and economic and infrastructure cooperation and agreed to hold a series of virtual meetings between corresponding ministries of the two countries.

The Kazakh side undertook to send a list of products the country can supply to Mongolia with specific proposals to support bilateral trade. The two sides also agreed to develop a 2024 road map for the intensification of Mongolia-Kazakhstan trade and economic cooperation in the near future and organize the 8th meeting of the intergovernmental commission when the pandemic has passed.

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