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Mongolia|politics|May 25, 2023 / 10:45 AM
Partnership between Ulaanbaatar and Seoul to reach new level, Ulaanbaatar mayor says

AKIPRESS.COM - Governor of the capital and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar D. Sumiyabazar is working on an official appointment in the Republic of Korea. He met with Chairman of the Seoul Metropolitan Council Kim Hyeon-gi, and Mayor Oh Se-hoon. Mayor D.Sumiyabazar explained about cooperation between the two cities and future possibilities, reported.

Seoul is one of the first cities that established sister-city relations with Ulaanbaatar after reforms in Mongolia in 1990s, the mayor noted. Cooperation between the two cities has expanded in many sectors. Two cities work together in the fields of education, economy, culture, tourism, and trade. It is expected that the range of cooperation will expand as a result of this meeting and negotiations.

According to D. Sumiyabazar, two cities can work together to increase investment and trade, fight against climate change, and solve urban problems. Special attention will be paid to localize and study the experience of smart and rational solutions implemented by Seoul in reducing air and environmental pollution, increasing green areas, reducing traffic congestion, and increasing access to public transportation. The content of the meeting with the Mayor of Seoul and the Chairman of the Seoul Metropolitan Council was also aimed at this.

The sides also exchanged views on protecting the rights of Mongolian citizens living and working in South Korea, especially in Seoul, and how Ulaanbaatar can participate in this. These meetings will perform an important role in bringing the partnership between Ulaanbaatar and Seoul to a new level and strengthening effective and mutually beneficial cooperation, the mayor stated.

Among common problems of Ulaanbaatar and Seoul are issues related to labor shortage, climate change, and population concentration. The mayor highlighted opportunities to cooperate and exchange experience in this direction.

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