New Delhi, Sept 19, 2023: Secretary (East) Saurabh Kumar paid an official visit to Mongolia from 12-14 September 2023 says a note from the Ministry of External Affairs.
During the visit, Secretary (East) held talks with State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia N. Ankhbayar. He called-on Minister of Education and Science L. Enkh-Amgalan, and Minister and Chief Cabinet Secretary D. Amarbayasgalan. He also paid visits to Gandan and Pethub monasteries as well as inspected the construction site of Oil Refinery Project in Dornogobi province.
During the visit, both sides discussed further strengthening of India-Mongolia Strategic Partnership and maintaining high-level engagements. They exchanged views on cooperation in various sectors, including developmental partnership, education, IT, renewable energy, connectivity, culture, capacity building, hydro-carbons, mining, defence and security. Discussions focused on Indian projects in Mongolia, including 1.5 mmtpa Oil Refinery Project, A.B. Vajpayee Centre of Excellence in IT, Communications and Outsourcing, and India-Mongolia Friendship School.
They also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.
This country is a strategic partner of India in this region and boasts of cultural ties with the latter as well.