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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Third meeting of Kyrgyz-Mongolian Intergovernmental Commission in Bishkek

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The third meeting of the Kyrgyz-Mongolian Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) on Trade and Economic, Scientific and Technological and Cultural Cooperation took place in Bishkek on Oct. 30, 2019, the press service of the Ministry of Transport reported.

The Mongolian side was represented by Co-Chairman of the Kyrgyz-Mongolian IGC, member of the State Great Khural, Minister of Roads and Transport Development B. Enkh-Amgalan, members of the State Great State Khural L. Eldev-Ochir and L. Enkhbold, Chairman of Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia Inter-Parliamentary Group J. Enkhbayar and others.

In his speech, Co-Chairman of the Kyrgyz-Mongolian IGC, Minister of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic Zhanat Beishenov noted more than five years have passed since the second meeting of the Kyrgyz-Mongolian Intergovernmental Commission (on May 29-30, 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), and more than 15 years since the first meeting (2004).

The sides stressed the importance of the event for further activation and deepening of bilateral trade and economic interaction, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and Mongolia, discussion of the most pressing issues of mutual cooperation.

Relations between the two countries have been developing quite actively and dynamically over the recent period. Undoubtedly, the development of relations between the two countries has been stimulated by the repeated, fruitful meetings and mutual visits of representatives of both sides. These include the visit of Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga to the Kyrgyz Republic in June 2019, and the visits of other Mongolian statesmen.

Attention was focused on the most priority and promising areas of cooperation and, above all, on trade, economic and investment.

The trade turnover between the Kyrgyz Republic and Mongolia is insignificant, but in recent years there has been a positive trend in increasing bilateral trade.

Kyrgyzstan is interested in adopting experience in the practical implementation of major infrastructure projects and, in particular, in the construction of the Northern Transport Corridor between China and Mongolia within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, which will facilitate trade throughout Eurasia.

Since July 2, 2012, Turkish Airlines has operated flights with the right of fifth degree of freedom on the Istanbul-Bishkek-Ulaanbaatar route with a frequency of 3 times a week.

The meeting of the Kyrgyz-Mongolian Intergovernmental Commission has resulted in signing the Protocol of the third meeting by Co-Chairs Zhanat Beishenov from the Kyrgyz side, and by B. Enkh-Amgalan from the Mongolian side.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

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