24 Apr 2019 21:54

Russia, Mongolia should realize full potential for military-technical cooperation - Shoigu

MOSCOW. April 24 (Interfax) - Moscow is ready to deepen military-technical cooperation with Ulaanbaatar, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

"We confirm our aspiration to make utmost use of the existing potential for deeper military and military-technical cooperation," Shoigu said at talks with Mongolian counterpart Nyamaagiin Enkhbold on Wednesday.

"We hope that Mongolia will be broadly represented at events organized by the Russian Defense Ministry in 2019," he said.

Mongolia is grateful to Russia for its military-technical assistance and hopes for more positive boost to further cooperation with Moscow, Enkhbold said for his part.

"Our country attaches particular importance with relations with Russia. The Mongolian prime minister is expected to pay a visit to Russia this year. I am sure it will lend new impetus to the development of bilateral relations. I am especially hopeful that the visit will be of significant importance for our military and military-technical cooperation," Enkhbold said.