Prime Minister of Mongolia Ch.Saikhanbileg met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, during the 19th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
At the meeting Vladimir Putin said, “Just recently, we had the opportunity and pleasure to speak with the President of Mongolia during his visit to attend the celebration of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, on May 9.
“Mongolia is certainly one of our key partners in Asia. We have many joint projects. Granted, the course of events in the global and Russian economy has had an impact on our cooperation, but I am confident that this is temporary,” adding that he was happy for the opportunity to talk with the Prime Minister concerning the full spectrum of Russian and Mongolian relations.
Premier Ch.Saikhanbileg thanked Vladimir Putin for the warm welcome and said, “First of all, I want to express my gratitude for this opportunity to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, because this forum, in and of itself, is a platform not just to address the Russian Federation’s economic issues, but those of the entire global community.”
Ch.Saikhanbileg congratulated Putin on the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, and noted that it was highly significant for Mongolia that representatives from our armed forces participated in the parade on Red Square.
The 19th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum ended on June 20. Despite sanctions, more than 7,000 guests and 1,000 international companies including the heads of British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, and Total were present.