President Kovind – The New Indian Express
NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday that India is fully committed to completing an oil refinery project in Mongolia in due course as it will significantly increase the energy security of its “spiritual” neighbour.
Welcoming a parliamentary delegation from Mongolia to India, he said the two countries 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.” , said the president.
He expressed his belief that this visit will add to the dynamism of the bilateral relations between India and Mongolia.
Speaking of climate change, Kovind said the impact of climate change will be particularly high on developing countries like ours.
“It is imperative that we work together to meet this common challenge,” the president said. He was pleased to note that Mongolia has decided to join the International Solar Alliance, according to a statement released by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Speaking about the development projects undertaken by India in Mongolia, the President was also pleased to note the progress of the oil refinery project in Mongolia, he said.
He said that this project is a symbol of strong cooperation and strategic partnership between India and Mongolia.
“India is fully committed to its timely completion as it would significantly improve Mongolia’s energy security,” Kovind added.
The delegation headed by Gombojav Zadanshatar, Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia, had visited President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Kovind said Buddhism is a special bond between India and Mongolia.
He noted that India’s National Manuscript Mission has undertaken the printing of the Mongol Kanjur manuscripts.
The President also noted that India is extending its support for the digitization of Buddhist manuscripts at Gandan Monastery.
Highlighting the cooperation between the two countries to face the challenges of COVID-19, he said that “we appreciate the timely and valuable support extended to us in the second wave by the government of Mongolia.”
Kovind also expressed his joy that India can support Mongolia with vaccines and medicine.