Mongolia’s President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and his spouse arrived in Hanoi at noon on Wednesday, commencing his state visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong.
His five-day visit is made one year before the two nations mark the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
He was welcomed at Hanoi-based Noi Bai International Airport by chairman of the Vietnamese Presidential Office Le Khanh Hai, chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Tran Sy Thanh, Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu, Vietnamese Ambassador to Mongolia Doan Khanh Tam, and Mongolian Ambassador to Vietnam Jigjee Sereejav.
State President Thuong chaired a welcome ceremony for his Mongolian counterpart at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on Wednesday afternoon.
After the event, the two presidents were set to hold talks and witness the signing of some cooperation agreements.
|Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsuk (L) shakes hands with a Vietnamese official at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, November 1, 2023. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
Khurelsukh traveled to the Southeast Asian nation in January 2010 when he served as secretary-general of the Mongolian People’s Party.
The two presidents of Vietnam and Mongolia met each other in the United Kingdom in May, while they were attending the coronation of King Charles III.
Khurelsukh actively promoted ties with Vietnam when he held office as deputy prime minister and prime minister between 2014 and 2021.
As part of his visit to Vietnam, the Mongolian president will meet with Vietnam's Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.
President Khurelsukh will also attend the Vietnam - Mongolia Business Forum on Thursday and deliver a speech there.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Mongolia Tam said that the two nations have much potential for multifaceted cooperation.
Agriculture, tourism, education-training, information technology, digitalization, digital economy, mining, and renewable energy should be taken into account for deeper partnership.
Mongolia sees Vietnam as a key partner in its diplomatic strategies in Southeast Asia, said Tam.