Yesterday (14th April), President Elbegdorj met Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in the reception ger, at his official Ikh Tenger residence. The President greeted Russia’s top diplomat in traditional Mongolian fashion for welcoming respected guests – with a snuff bottle in both his hands. The “domestic setting” of the Ikh Tenger ger was to underline that the Mongolian President considers Sergey Lavrov a close friend with whom he wanted to have a warm discussion.
The President noted that this year not only marks the 95th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Russia but also the 400th anniversary since the arrival of the first consul of tsarist Russia to Mongolia. Me Elbegdrj said that he hopes that the economic corridor between involving China, Mongolia and Russia, which has been discussed at the trilateral meeting of the three presidents will be implemented
Minister Lavrov expressed his appreciation to President Ts.Elbegdorj for his role in initiating and organizing trilateral presidential meeting. He said that he is supporting the idea of the economic corridor between the three neighbors.