Mongolia expects to strengthen strategic partnership with Russia — president

Mongolia expects to sign a medium-term program of developing strategic partnership with Russia on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Ufa in the Urals in July, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj said on Thursday.

Mongolia expects to sign a medium-term program of developing strategic partnership with Russia on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Ufa in the Urals in July, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj said on Thursday.

In an exclusive interview with TASS news agency, the Mongolian president said he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to discuss "specific agreements, which we hope to sign at the SCO summit in Ufa."

"Our relations with Russia at the current stage can be characterized as strategic partnership. We’ll discuss how to strengthen this strategic partnership," the Mongolian president said.

"We have prepared a document - a medium-term program of the development of strategic partnership. On our part, everything has been approved and now the support of the Russian side is needed. Probably, during the Ufa meeting, we’ll sign it," the Mongolian leader said.

"And during a meeting with Vladimir Putin, we’ll specify some issues related to economic and infrastructural development," he said.

First published by TASS.

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