President Elbegdorj and Federal President Joachim Gauck Hold a Press Briefing

After the official talks, President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck made joint statement to press and media.

President Elbegdorj noted:
“Your Excellency, Federal President Joachim Gauck,
Distinguished guests and representatives of media,
Upon my invitation, the Federal President Joachim Gauck is paying a State Visit to Mongolia. This visit is coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the first, free, democratic elections held in Mongolia.

Allow me to extend my sincere appreciation to the Federal Republic of Germany for supporting and assisting Mongolia’s transition to democracy from the early beginning.

The bilateral relationship between Mongolia and Germany has been intensifying in the last few weeks. Recently, the Mongolia-German Economic Committee meeting was successfully held. In addition, our working group on establishing a Joint Agreement on Cooperation in mineral resource, industry and technology is hosting its 4th meeting. Also, the Mongolia-German inter-Governmental consultative meeting on the Partnership Development Policy will took place next Monday.

I have just had official talks with His Excellency, Federal President Joachim Gauck and discussed a wide range of issues of mutual relations and partnership. During this visit, an agreement was established between the scientific organizations of the both countries. An important agreement on copper concentrate was signed between a German company and Mongolia’s private entities. Both sides have signed agreement on establishing oil production and lubrication oil plant, which is also very important. It is important that Federal President is to meet with Prime Minister and representatives of business organization of Mongolia.

On the sidelines of the State Visit, Federal President Joachim Gauck is scheduled to visit Mongolia’s ancient capital Kharkhorin. At the site of Kharkhorin, an archeological excavation has been carried out under the auspices of the Presidents of the both countries. Moreover, Federal President Joachim Gauck will visit the German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology.

In conclusion, I heartily welcome Your Excellency Mr. President Joachim Gauck to Mongolia. I wish you and your delegation a memorable and successful visit. Thank you”.