Mongolia-China diplomatic anniversary ceremony held in Beijing

China, Mongolia marked the 70th anniversaty of their relations (Montsame)

China, Mongolia marked the 70th anniversaty of their diplomatic relations (Montsame)

Beijing: Mongolia and China have reiterated the steady growth of their partnership as they commemorated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between them at a ceremony in the Chinese capital.

The ceremony organized by the Mongolian embassy in China and Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in Beijing was attended by officials from both countries, Mongolia’s news agency Montsame reported.

Addressing the ceremony, Mongolia’s Defense Minister N.Enkhbold said that the top priority of his country’s foreign was “to pursue good friendly relations with China to develop extended cooperation as a good neighbor and the long-standing historic cooperation between Mongolia and China guided by principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit and peaceful coexistence.”

“Particularly, in the past three decades, the Mongolian-Chinese partnership has grown extensively, which is affirmed by historic milestones, high level reciprocal visits and other important events. Mongolia is willing to widen the bilateral cooperation with mutual benefits and people-to-people friendship” he said, quoted by Montsame.

Baima Chilin, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, highlighted Mongolia’s support for China 70 years ago, as one of the first countries to have diplomatic ties with China.

“Elevated to comprehensive strategic partnership during China’s President Xi Jinping’s visit to Mongolia in 2014, relations between Mongolia and China have now reached its historic peak, with trade turnover of $8.5 billion that is forecasted to reach $10 billion in 2020”.

The ceremony included Mongolian traditional culture performances.

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