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Xi Jinping Meets with Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia Enkhbold, Stressing China Values Relations with Mongolia from a Strategic and Long-term Perspective

2013/04/07

On April 7, 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia Zandaakhuu Enkhbold in Boao, Hainan province.

Xi underscored the great importance China has placed on developing ties with Mongolia and said the development of relations with Mongolia is an important direction of China's peripheral diplomacy, adding both countries are at a key development stage. Xi called on the two countries to seize opportunities, upgrade cooperation, enrich their bilateral strategic partnership and bring benefits to the two countries and peoples.

The Chinese president urged the two countries to respect each other, take care of each others' concerns and enhance strategic trust on issues concerning sovereignty, safety and territorial integrity. The two countries should strengthen high-level visits and communication, deepen understanding, give play to each other's strengths, tap potential and promote cooperation in infrastructure and finance, Xi said. He said China will follow mutually-beneficial principles and work more closely with Mongolia in advanced processing, new energy, agriculture and animal husbandry. In a bid to lay a solid foundation for maintaining neighborly relations, Xi also called for stronger exchanges in culture and education.

Enkhbold voiced appreciation for China's good-neighbor policy, saying China's development will further benefit surrounding countries. He underscored Mongolia's commitment to developing a strategic partnership with China that is based on mutual respect, trust, equality and mutual benefit. Mongolia would like to maintain high-level visits with China, expand cooperation in trade and economy, energy and minerals, agriculture and cross-border transportation, he said. Enkhbold said Mongolia will take active measures to attract Chinese business investment and the State Great Hural of Mongolia, the country's parliament, will provide legal support for such investment.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu and Yang Jiechi attended the meeting.

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