Mongolia to open Embassy in Tashkent

The draft resolution on the opening of an Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, was discussed and approved at the plenary session of the Mongolian Parliament on 12 January.

Minister of Foreign Affairs B.Battsetseg presented the draft resolution. According to the “2020-2024 Action Program of the Government of Mongolia”, Mongolia will actively work to develop mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries within the framework of the “third neighbor” policy. The document also stated that the location, structure, and number of diplomatic missions will be optimized, taking into account the level and importance of political and economic relations, the number of Mongolian citizens residing in the country, and the number of citizens traveling between them.

The plenary session discussed and supported the proposal submitted by the government to open an embassy of Mongolia in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Tashkent, with a population of 35 million, is considered the largest market in the region and is the leader in agriculture and light industry in Central Asia.

Uzbekistan is a country that has a significant opportunity to cooperate in increasing and diversifying the supply of healthy food products, aligning with the goals of ensuring food security in Mongolia, the session participants noted. This collaboration aims to promote the products of national producers in the region, expand economic relations, increase trade turnover, and cooperate in the export of meat and meat products. Additionally, plans were made to establish the embassy with three positions, and the associated expenses were included in this year’s budget.

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