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Xi Jinping Speaks with Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh on the Phone

2021-07-16

On July 16, 2021, President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh.

Xi Jinping emphasized, China and Mongolia are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers, and bilateral relations have maintained a sound momentum of development. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the two countries have worked in solidarity to fight against the pandemic, leaving the touching story of "donating sheep and presenting tea leaves", and deepening the friendship of the two countries. China is willing to provide support for Mongolia in combating COVID-19 to the best of its ability. In the current situation, China and Mongolia share more and more common interests. Both sides should respect each other's independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independent choice of development paths chosen by the two peoples, and accommodate and support each other's core interests and major concerns, so as to add new dimensions of the age to the comprehensive strategic partnership.

Xi Jinping pointed out, both parties should leverage the advantage as neighbors, synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with Mongolia's initiative for passage to grassland, and strengthen cooperation in fields such as mineral, infrastructure, and ecological environment. China will import more mineral products, farm products and pasture products from Mongolia, and it is willing to work with Mongolia to strengthen coordination and cooperation, uphold true multilateralism, and build a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness and justice, and win-win cooperation.

Khurelsukh offered warm congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). He expressed, over the past century, the Chinese people have scored remarkable achievements under the leadership of the CPC. In particular, under the strong leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping, China has secured a complete victory in its fight against poverty, and completed the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects. He believes that China will deliver new success in realizing its second centenary goal. Amid COVID-19, the comprehensive strategic partnership between Mongolia and China has maintained a sound momentum of development. True friendship reveals itself in time of trouble. Mongolia sincerely appreciates China's precious help during its difficult period. China's growing strength brings important opportunities to Mongolia, and makes a significant contribution to global peace and development. Mongolia stands ready to conduct close exchanges with China, advance practical cooperation in all fields, actively join the Belt and Road cooperation, and strengthen coordination and cooperation in multilateral affairs, to jointly build a community with a shared future for mankind.

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