Xi Jinping Meets with Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh

14:55, October 20, 2023    The Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

On the morning of October 19, 2023, President Xi Jinping met at the Great Hall of the People with Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh who is in China to attend the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

Xi Jinping pointed out that Mongolia is a natural partner in jointly building the Belt and Road and is one of the first countries to voice support for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Over the past decade, the two sides have fostered greater synergy between their development strategies and achieved encouraging results in cooperation in such areas as trade and investment, connectivity and projects for people’s well-being. There is broad room for cooperation between the two sides in implementing the BRI and Mongolia's "Steppe Road Program" development strategy. Xi expressed the hope that Mongolia will play a greater role in high-quality Belt and Road cooperation by leveraging its geographic advantage as a country linking Europe and Asia.

Xi Jinping noted that China is ready to work with Mongolia to respect each other’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, support each other in safeguarding respective core interests, and build a solid foundation for the China-Mongolia community with a shared future. China will continue to help Mongolia revitalize its economy, move ahead with the construction of relevant border ports in an orderly manner, and open up new channels for connectivity between the two countries. The China-Mongolia Desertification Prevention and Control Cooperation Center has been established. China will continue to support Mongolia's "Planting One Billion Trees" plan, and join hands with Mongolia in carrying out ecological conservation. China would also like to expand trilateral cooperation with  Mongolia and Russia,and steadily advance the building of the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor.

Khurelsukh congratulated China on the successful holding of the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, noting that the outcomes of this forum will contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and inject new momentum into global economic growth. Mongolia takes developing relations with China as a key priority in its foreign policy. Next year will mark the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and China. It will also mark the 10th anniversary of President Xi Jinping's visit to Mongolia and the establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. Mongolia is ready to strengthen high-level exchanges with China, respect and support each other and promote cooperation in such areas as trade and economy, connectivity, mining and energy, desertification prevention and control, green development as well as enhancing people-to-people exchanges. Mongolia highly appreciates China's important role in maintaining world peace and stability, and supports the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative and the Global Civilization Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping. Mongolia places a high premium on the Mongolia-China-Russia cooperation and is ready to closely communicate and collaborate with China in multilateral fields.

The two heads of state witnessed the signing of multiple bilateral cooperation documents in such areas as cross-border railway, green and low-carbon development and digital economy.

Cai Qi and Wang Yi attended the above events.