Indian minister of home affairs pays courtesy call on president
Mr. Rajnath Singh expressed his hope that the oil refinery will become one of the foundations of robust development of the Mongolian economy.
President of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa received Minister of Home Affairs of India Rajnath Singh, who was paying an official visit to Mongolia, at the State Palace. The Minister of Home Affairs expressed his delight at the increasing frequency of high-level visits and meetings between the two countries since the 2015 official visit of Mr. Narendra Modi to Mongolia, and his satisfaction at the broadening of bilateral trade and economic cooperation along with these visits. Mr. Rajnath Singh talked about his participation in the ground-breaking ceremony of the Oil refinery to be built in Altanshiree soum of Dornogobi province while expressing his hope that the oil refinery will become one of the foundations of robust development of the Mongolian economy. President Battulga remarked that the construction of the Oil refinery, financed by USD 1 billion soft loan granted by the Government of India, is a major sign of the deepening cooperation of Mongolia and India, and expressed his interest in boosting bilateral relations in all levels. The President touched upon his meeting with Mr. Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the most recent Meeting of the Council of Heads of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, during which the two leaders discussed opportunities to intensify bilateral ties through cooperation in all areas, including people-to-people exchange, economy and culture. At the end of the meeting, President Battulga and Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh agreed that there are plenty of opportunities for Mongolia and India to cooperate in spheres such as education, information technology, health and motion picture while expressing mutual commitment to engaging actively.