Joint Statement by India and Mongolian PMs : Highlights

Joint Statement by India and Mongolian PMs : Highlights

Question : PM Narendra Modi is currently on a tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea. Discuss the deepening of ties between India and Mongolia in the context of the Joint Statement issued by the premiers of the two nations.

• This visit was against the backdrop of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two nations

• It was the first ever visit by an Indian PM and marked a new chapter in India-Mongolia bilateral relations

• Continued development of bilateral relations within the framework of a comprehensive partnership was emphasised

• India Mongolia comprehensive partnership was consolidated and elevated to the level of strategic partnership

• High level exchanges between the two countries at political and security level were also emphasised

• Further institutional linkages including parliamentary as well as governmental interacts and regular dialogue on bilateral relations was stressed

• Both nations supported an inclusive, balanced and open security architecture in the Asia Pacific region associated with collective efforts to protect legitimate interests of states

• Urgent reform of the UNSC was also stressed; Mongolia’s candidature for UNSC and UNHCR was supported by India

• India and Mongolia affirmed the need to fight against terrorism and recognised their shared interest in cyber security domain

• The two sides also continue to work towards strengthening defence and security cooperation

• Development of mutually beneficial trade ties was also emphasised by the two nation’s PMs

• Mongolia’s rich reserves could safeguard India which has low carbon sources; cooperation in health sector was also emphasised

• Scientific, cultural and P2P contacts were also stressed

• Collaborations in the field of arts and culture was also encouraged. both PMs agreed to initiate joint translation project of Holy Tripitaka into Mongolian language

Facts and Stats

• India also gave Mongolia a USD 1 billion credit line for infrastructure development

• Mongolia is an integral part of India’s Act East Policy

• Further consolidation into strategic partnership and renewal of treaty of Friendly Relations and Cooperation took place

• Two sides also inked 13 more pacts in fields such as renewable energy, cyber security and border guarding
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