Yesterday, the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the date of the visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Mongolia. Mr Lavrov, who is coming at the invitation of Mongolian Foreign Minister L.Purevsuren, will spend 14th April in Ulaanbaatar. Detailed information about his visit has not been provided.
On Wednesday, Ms. Maria Zakharova, the Press Department director at the Russian Foreign Ministry informed that the schedule of the visit has not been completely clarified – the itinerary, however, will be very tight. Ms.Zakharova said: “During the visit, the foreign ministers of two countries will make agreements, and discuss the current state of bilateral relations and urgent issues of the region”. It is expected that the medium term strategic partnership between Russia and Mongolia will be clarified and confirmed. This program was made for the implementation of the cooperation agreement, which was discussed during the visit of President Vladimir Putin to Mongolia, in 2014. The program covers a wide range of issues, including; politics, trade and economics, social questions and international relations. Maria Zakharova added: “the implementation of the program will add new color to Mongolian and Russian cooperation”.
From Ulaanbaatar, Mr Lavrov will fly on to Tokyo, where he will be meeting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.