India fully committed to timely completion of oil refinery project in Mongolia: President Kovind
Update: 01 December 2021 22:30 STI
New Delhi [India]Dec 01 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday that the oil refinery project in Mongolia is a symbol of strong strategic partnership between the two countries, adding that India is fully committed to the completion of the project on time.
A parliamentary delegation from Mongolia led by Gombojav Zandanshatar, Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia, visited President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Speaking about the development projects undertaken by India in Mongolia, the President was pleased to note the progress of the oil refinery project in Mongolia. He said the project is a symbol of India-Mongolia close cooperation and strategic partnership. India is fully committed to its timely completion as it would significantly improve Mongolia’s energy security, he added.
Welcoming the delegation to India, the President said that India and Mongolia share civilizational, historical, spiritual and cultural ties. “The common values and ideals of democracy and freedom strengthen our ties. As Mongolia’s ‘third neighbour’ and ‘spiritual neighbour’, India looks forward to continued cooperation to further deepen its strategic partnership with Mongolia.” , the MEA said in a statement.
He said he was convinced that this visit would add to the dynamism of our bilateral relations.
The president said that Buddhism is a special bond between India and Mongolia. He noted that the Indian National Manuscript Mission has undertaken the printing of Mongolian kanjur manuscripts. He also noted that India is extending its assistance in digitizing Buddhist manuscripts at Gandan Monastery.
Speaking on the global issue of climate change, the President said that the impact of climate change would be particularly greater on developing countries like ours. It is imperative that we work together to meet this common challenge. He was happy to note that Mongolia had decided to join the International Solar Alliance.
Underscoring the cooperation between India and Mongolia to face the challenges of Covid-19, the President said that we appreciate the timely and valuable support extended to us in the second wave by the government of Mongolia. He also expressed his joy that India could support Mongolia with vaccines and medicine. (ANI)