29 May 2019 19:29

Putin invited to Mongolia to attend celebrations of 80th anniversary of Battle of Khalkhin Gol victory

MOSCOW. May 29 (Interfax) - Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend celebrations that will mark the 80th anniversary of the joint victory in the Battle of Khalkhin Gol.

The office of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev has said that preparations for the upcoming celebrations and these events themselves were discussed during Gordeyev's meeting with the president of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar. The festivities have been scheduled for September 3-4.

"An invitation to attend the celebrations has already been forwarded by the Mongolian side to the president of the Russian Federation," the office said.

The victory in the Battle of Khalkhin Gol demonstrated the true heroism and courage of the peoples of the two countries, becoming a symbol of their friendship, Gordeyev said. This joint victory allowed the Soviet-Mongolian forces to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Mongolia from the Japanese aggression, according to Gordeyev's office.

Gordeyev is in Ulaanbaatar to attend a meeting of the bilateral intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation on May 30.