MONGOLIA, CANADA ROUNDTABLE MEETING HELD IN OTTAWA

The VII Roundtable Meeting between the Government of Mongolia and the Government of Canada was successfully held in Ottawa on 9th of March 2017. The Roundtable meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Ts.Dashdorj, Minister for Mining and Heavy Industry of Mongolia, and Mr. Donald Bobiash, Assistant Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada. The two sides have reviewed the current state of Mongolia and Canada bilateral relations in political, economic, investment, and defense fields as well as educational, scientific and cultural exchanges, and had broad discussions on activities and actions to be taken in the years to come.

While emphasizing the significant role of an economic and investment cooperation in relations between the two countries, sides have agreed to further strengthen the cooperation in sectors of mining, agriculture, infrastructure and environment. The parties have noted their confidence that the recent entry into force of the Agreement on Promotion and Protection of Foreign Investment would give an important impetus in enhancing the economic cooperation between Mongolia and Canada.

The parties have also agreed to increase the efficiency and expand the areas of development assistance programs. The government of Canada listed Mongolia as one of the Countries of focus in 2014 and to date, 6 projects in mining, agriculture and civil service are being successfully carried out.

Moreover, the parties have exchanged views on topics of mutual interest in the frame of international and regional cooperation. Namely, both sides have agreed to continue to work in promoting democracy, human rights, freedom, and encouraging UN reform and peace keeping.

Under the expanded partnership frame, the cooperation between Mongolia and Canada has been advanced and Canada has become an important North American partner, third neighbor and top investor to Mongolia.

The 7th Roundtable meeting was held efficiently with assessment of the expanded bilateral relations and identification of goals of mutual cooperation.

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