MONGOLIA’S DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER VISITING PARAGUAY

Mrs. B.Battsetseg, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, is on a working visit to the Republic of Paraguay on November 8-10, 2017.

            On the 8th of November, she met Mr. Mario León, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Mr. Oscar Stark, Deputy Minister for Commerce, and expressed Mongolia’s interest in learning from the achievements and experiences that Paraguay have accumulated in agricultural development and promoting cooperation in this field. The Paraguayan side has accepted our proposal and expressed their willingness for further collaboration. Along with other South American countries, Paraguay has advanced its agricultural development, and is now ranked as one of the biggest exporters of beef and organic agricultural products in the world.

            Both sides agreed to extend the validity of the MOU on the cooperation between the Mongolian Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Light Industry and the Paraguayan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock signed in 2016. Within the framework of the MoU, there are opportunities presented to identify the prospects of cooperation in the areas of agriculture and food production, exchange of experience in advanced technology, developing opportunities for research, cooperative and private sector relations and cooperation.

            During the visit to the Agriculture Technology Institute of Paraguay, Deputy Minister met Mr. Santiago Bertoni, President of the Institute and exchanged views on the possibilities to start joint projects and programs, as well as exchange experts. 

            Mongolia and Paraguay established diplomatic relations on June 13, 2003 and as the two landlocked developing nations share the similarities, such as small and scattered population and agriculture sector plays a key role in the economy; both sides see that Mongolia and Paraguay have opportunities to develop wide-range of cooperation.

As she continues her visit, Deputy Minister B.Battsetseg will meet with her counterpart, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Ambassador Federico González, and hold bilateral political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries.