Wang Yi on the broad consensus reached between China and Mongolia
On August 8, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Mongolian Foreign Minister Batmunkh Battsetseg jointly met with the press after their talks.
Wang Yi said that since his last visit to Mongolia two years ago, he has witnessed encouraging changes in Ulaanbaatar and felt the vitality of the vast grassland. As a friendly neighboring country, China sincerely welcomes Mongolia’s rapid progress and looks forward to its development and revitalization. Wang Yi conveyed the broad consensus reached by both sides during the visit.
The two sides agreed that in the face of the current complex and unstable international and regional situation, China and Mongolia are closely linked to a common future and should be good neighbors more precious than gold, good brothers sharing happiness and misfortunes and good partners striving for common development.
The two sides are willing to promote the deep synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Steppe Road Program of Mongolia, the Global Development Initiative and the New Recovery Policy of Mongolia, and the Strategy China’s “two-stage” development plan and Mongolia’s long-term development vision. , so as to create three major drivers for the further development of bilateral relations.
Both sides reaffirmed mutual respect for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and continue to firmly support each other on issues concerning each other’s core interests. China helps Mongolia maintain stability, focus on development and explore a development path in line with its own national conditions. China appreciates Mongolia’s reaffirmation of its firm adherence to the one-China principle and opposes interference in China’s internal affairs related to Taiwan, Xizang, Xinjiang and Hong Kong, among others.
The two sides agreed to strengthen border cooperation, promoting the opening of ports and the connection of railways and highways to the greatest extent possible, in order to keep industrial and supply chains stable and seamless. hindrance. The two parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Gants Mod Port Cross-Border Rail Connection Program which will be important in helping Mongolia expand its openness and achieve strong growth.
The two sides agreed to promote cooperation in areas such as economy and trade, investment, mining and energy, science and technology, agriculture and animal husbandry, forging major demonstration projects in areas such as infrastructure and energy, and strive to achieve coordinated development and common prosperity. between the two countries.
The two sides agreed to promote the Erdeneburen hydropower project in a coordinated manner and speed up the resolution of the electricity supply problem for people in western Mongolia. The two sides will support the implementation of livelihood projects such as slum upgrading, sewage treatment plant and meat processing plant as soon as possible to better benefit the Mongolian people.
The two parties will strengthen their cooperation in reforestation and the fight against desertification. China appreciates Mongolia’s plan to plant one billion trees, and China has proposed planting 70 billion trees in the next ten years. China hopes the two sides will support each other to green the common home and protect the green earth and blue sky.
The two sides agreed to continue cooperation in fighting the pandemic and protecting people’s lives and safety, increasing direct flights between the two countries to facilitate personnel exchanges, and helping Mongolian students to return to China to resume classes as soon as possible. The two sides are also strengthening youth exchanges and sub-national cooperation to consolidate the grassroots support base for China-Mongolia friendship.
The two sides agreed to strengthen coordination in international and regional affairs, uphold genuine multilateralism and open regionalism, advance the implementation of the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, safeguard the common interests of developing countries, unite to promote Asia’s development and prosperity, and build together a community with a shared future for mankind.