Mongolian parliamentarians led by Speaker of Parliament Z.Enkhbold have concluded an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany and are now beginning an official visit to Poland.
On March 17, Speaker Z.Enkhbold was received by President of the Bundestag, Professor Norbert Lammert. Underlining that the visit would serve as impetus in the effort to boost bilateral partnership, Lammert noted the significance of Mongolia’s participation as this year’s partner country at ITB Berlin 2015. He said that his first visit to Mongolia was about 10 years ago, and stressed that the developing partnership is also the result of a growing number of inter-parliamentary visits.
Speaker Z.Enkhbold noted that Mongolia is hosting the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) in Ulaanbaatar in September 2015, as well as preparing for the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Mongolia, and mentioned that Mongolian military servicemen are participating in the second stage of the “Resolute Support” mission in Afghanistan.
He said, “Mongolia and Germany have inked an intergovernmental document on mineral resources, which is being undertaken and progressing today. Although the coal-liquefaction project negotiated has been halted, parties should focus on this project moving forward. Nevertheless, the joint project on establishing the German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology has been successfully accomplished.”
On the same day, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Hans-Joachim Fuchtel called on Speaker Z.Enkhbold.
The Speaker delivered a lecture titled, “The value of Mongolia’s Democratic Revolution in 1990, its development experiences, lessons and future perspectives” at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, where opening remarks were presented by Deputy Secretary General of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Dr. Gerhard Wahlers and the Chairman of the Thuringian Committee of the CDU/CSU and German-Central Asian parliamentary groups in the Bundestag, Manfred Grund.
Concluding the official visit to Germnay, the Mongolian delegates are now on an official visit to the Republic of Poland upon the invitation of the Marshal of the Senate, Bogdan Borusewicz, from March 18 to 21.