On June 22, Prime Minister S. Batbold was interviewed by journalists of ‘China Daily’ newspaper in connection with the paper’s pending special edition about Mongolia. In the interview, the Prime Minister underlined that the mechanism for bilateral high-level meetings plays an important role to develop Mongolia-China ties and cooperation and bring them to a higher level. He also reported that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Mongolia, paid in early June, contributed significantly to bilateral relations and cooperation; especially for solving definite matters of economic collaboration.
The PM said that during Mr. Jiabao’s visit, the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in areas including mining, infrastructure, culture and education, and to increase trade volume. The Chinese side promised to give assistance proposed by Mongolia in matters such as deep process mining and agricultural raw materials and distributing them to Chinese and third markets, increasing logistics and transit transportation, the Prime Minister said.
Mr. Batbold said the two countries have great opportunities to cooperate in manufacturing valueadded products and developing infrastructure, providing jobs in the agriculture sector, and especially for founding an enterprise that produces final products.
Regarding the business environment, he said the Mongolian government would continue its open policies and would strictly obey laws, more actively support key sectors by tax and financial policies, encourage the development of socially responsible enterprises with environmentallyfriendly technologies, and concern for regional development.