The President of the Italian Senate Pietro Grasso Pays Courtesy Call on the President of Mongolia

On April 21, 2016, the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj welcomed Pietro Grasso, the President of the Senate of the Italian Republic. Mr. Pietro Grasso is visiting Mongolia to participate in the 9th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership /ASEP9/ Meeting in Ulaanbaatar.

President Elbegdorj congratulated the President of the Senate for participating in the ASEP9 Meeting in Ulaanbaatar. He also appreciated Italy, as a member country of the European Union, for supporting Mongolia’s initiatives in the international arena.

President of the Italian Senate Mr. Pietro Grasso noted that Mongolia and Italy enjoy strong bilateral relations and expressed pleasure that the both countries have been providing supports to each other's aspirations on the international arena as well as on the United Nations stage.

The ASEP8 Meeting was held in Milan, Italy. President Elbegdorj appreciated the President of the Italian Senate Mr. Pietro Grasso for sharing Italy’s experience of hosting the ASEP Meeting.

The President of the Italian Senate Mr. Pietro Grasso noted: “We highly value and respect Your Excellency, the President’s achievements toward fighting against corruption. I have worked for 43 years in legal sphere, fighting against corruption. We have just submitted laws on combating money laundering and financial crime. ASEM and ASEP Meetings are important events that would contribute to the relations and cooperation between Asia and Europe, in particular between Mongolia and Italy.

We have ample opportunities to cooperate in leather production, safety, storage, and distribution of food products, mining, communications and infrastructure sectors. There is a great opportunity to rebuild the Sild Road that will connect Asia and Europe, Italy and Mongolia. Italy is a leader in Europe in the production of renewable energy. We have great opportunity to cooperate in this field”.

President Elbegdorj said: “I agree with what you mentioned about the strengthening the bilateral relations of our two countries. We hope that the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi will come to participate in the ASEM in Ulaanbaatar. I would like to extend my heartfelt greetings to the President of Italy, His Excellency, Mr. Sergio Mattarella. Once again, welcome to Mongolia”.