Visit of Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh to Mongolia

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh witnessing the Mini-Naadam festival of traditional sports and culture organised in the rural areas of Ulaanbaatar, in Mongolia on June 23, 2018.   The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh is also seen.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh witnessing the Mini-Naadam festival of traditional sports and culture organised in the rural areas of Ulaanbaatar, in Mongolia on June 23, 2018.
The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh is also seen.
The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh presenting a horse to Shri Rajnath Singh, while honouring him on his maiden visit to the country, at Ulaanbaatar on June 23, 2018
The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh presenting a horse to Shri Rajnath Singh, while honouring him on his maiden visit to the country, at Ulaanbaatar on June 23, 2018
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh offering prayers at the Hamryn Hiid Monastery situated deep inside the Gobi desert, in Mongolia on June 22, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh offering prayers at the Hamryn Hiid Monastery situated deep inside the Gobi desert, in Mongolia on June 22, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh visiting the ‘Ger’ of a Nomadic Tribe family, in Mongolia on June 23, 2018. The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh is also seen.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh calling on the President of Mongolia, Mr. KH. Battulga, at the State Palace, in Ulaanbaatar on June 22, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh calling on the President of Mongolia, Mr. KH. Battulga, at the State Palace, in Ulaanbaatar on June 22, 2018.
Shri Rajnath Singh with the Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh before holding bilateral talks, in Ulaanbaatar on June 22, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh holding delegation level talks with the Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh, in Ulaanbaatar on June 22, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh holding delegation level talks with the Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh, in Ulaanbaatar on June 22, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh interacting with a delegation of Indian community living in Mongolia, at Ulaanbaatar on June 23, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh interacting with a delegation of Indian community living in Mongolia, at Ulaanbaatar on June 23, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh visiting Headquarters of the General Authority for Border Protection (GABP) of Mongolia, in Ulaanbaatar on June 23, 2018.  The Director General, Border Security Force (BSF), Shri K.K. Sharma is also seen.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh visiting Headquarters of the General Authority for Border Protection (GABP) of Mongolia, in Ulaanbaatar on June 23, 2018.
The Director General, Border Security Force (BSF), Shri K.K. Sharma is also seen.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh calling on the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. U. Enkhtuvshin at ‘Marshal Palace’, in Ulaanbaatar on June 23, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh calling on the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr. U. Enkhtuvshin at ‘Marshal Palace’, in Ulaanbaatar on June 23, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh visiting the Gandantsegchinlen Monastery, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on June 24, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh visiting the Gandantsegchinlen Monastery, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on June 24, 2018.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, paid an official visit to Mongolia from June 21-24, 2018. During the visit, Home Minister called on the President of Mongolia, Mr. K. Battulga and held talks with Prime Minister, Mr. U. Khurelsukh, Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. U. Enkhtuvshin, and Minister of Justice & Home Affairs, Mr. Ts. Nyamdorj on wide-ranging issues of bilateral interest, including cooperation between India and Mongolia in disaster risk reduction, border management, and capacity building programmes in security domain.

During the visit, Home Minister along with the Prime Minister of Mongolia presided over the ground-breaking ceremony of Mongolia’s first petrochemical refinery project. The refinery will be built with a Line of Credit of US$ 1 billion extended by India, which was announced during Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to Mongolia in 2015. The Mongolian side expressed appreciation for India’s support for this project. Both sides agreed that the refinery project will contribute to Mongolia’s economic development and long-term energy security.

Home Minister also visited the headquarters of the Mongolian General Authority for Border Protection (GABP) and announced GOI’s decision to provide a high capacity server for the GABP’s main control centre in order to assist them in more efficient border management. GABP and India’s Border Security Force have ongoing exchanges and cooperation under an MoU signed in 2015.

During the bilateral talks Home Minister held with the Mongolian leadership, both sides agreed on the need to step up cooperation in a number of areas such as air connectivity, trade and economic cooperation, energy security, mining, traditional medicine, animal husbandry, capacity building, education, people-to-people contacts, media exchanges and cooperation in films.

India and Mongolia, joined by the common thread of Buddhism, are spiritual neighbours. The relationship was upgraded to a Strategic Partnership in 2015 during the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit, which coincided with the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Home Minister’s visit to Mongolia comes as a part of sustained high-level exchanges between the two countries. Most recently, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met with the President of Mongolia, Mr. K. Battulga on the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Qingdao, China, on June 10, 2018. Earlier, the External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj paid an official visit to Mongolia on April 25-26, 2018.
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