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Vice President calls for expanding bilateral

Vice President calls for expanding bilateral ties between India and Mongolia

NEW DELHI. The Vice President,M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for expanding bilateral ties between India and Mongolia in different sectors including renewable energy, especially solar energy and Information Technology. Shri Naidu also said that Mongolia joining the International Solar Alliance is an important step in expanding the cooperation between the two nations in this field.

Interacting with Mr Khaltmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi today, the Vice President said that the Presidential level visit from Mongolia, happening after almost a decade, was very special to India.

He expressed confidence that the visit would strengthen the strategic partnership between the two nations and add new substance and dynamism in the relationship.

Observing that Mongolia and India are not only strategic partners but also spiritual brothers, Shri Naidu welcomed more students, scholars and monks from Mongolia to spend time in India and pursue Buddhist studies.

The Vice President expressed his happiness at the unveiling of statue of Lord Buddha installed in the Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar by President Battulga and Prime Minister Modi today and said that the statue is a symbol of long-standing friendship between the people of India and Mongolia as well as our shared Buddhist heritage.

Kiran Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Member of Parliament, Ms. Vijay Thakur, Secretary (East), MEA and others were present on the occasion.
(updated on september 20th, 2019)