Rajnath Singh to proceed on a 3-day Mongolia visit

Rajnath Singh to proceed on a 3-day Mongolia visit

New Delhi: In a bid to give push to strategic partnership with East Asian countries, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will pay an official visit to Mongolia from September 5-7.

The upcoming visit by the Minister is the first ever visit by an Indian Defence Minister to Mongolia and will further consolidate the defence cooperation and strategic partnership between the two countries, the Defence Ministry said.

During the visit, Rajnath Singh will hold bilateral talks with Mongolia’s Defence Minister Lt Gen Saikhanbayar. He shall also call on the President of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh and Chairman of the State Great Khural of Mongolia, G. Zandanshatar.

The two democracies have a common interest in fostering peace and prosperity in the entire region.

India and Mongolia share a strategic partnership and the defence is a key pillar of this partnership.

The bilateral defence engagements with Mongolia have been expanding over a period of time to include wide ranging contacts between the two countries, including Joint Working Group meeting, military to military exchanges, high level visits, capacity building and training programmes and bilateral exercises

During bilateral talks, the two Defence Ministers shall review the bilateral defence cooperation between India and Mongolia, and explore new initiatives to further strengthen bilateral engagements, the Defence Ministry said.

The two leaders will also exchange views on regional and global issues of shared interest.

UNI

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