H.E. Mr. Yo. Otgonbayar, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the United States of America, presented his Letter of Credence to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, on March 28, 2018.
Upon presenting his Letter of Credence, Ambassador Otgonbayar expressed his commitment to further strengthen the friendly relations that exist between Mongolia and the United States and conveyed warm greetings and best wishes extended by President Battulga to President Trump. In his remarks, Ambassador Otgonbayar noted the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the United States last year, and highlighted the successful development of the comprehensive partnership, which encompasses many areas, including political cooperation, defense, commerce, education, culture and humanitarian sectors based on common strategic interests, shared democratic values and respect for human rights. He further emphasized the timely aid and enduring support of the United States Government, particularly the projects financed through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and informed of the expected signing of the Second compact agreement in July 2018. Ambassador Otgonbayar also reiterated Mongolia’s endeavors towards regional and global peace, security and prosperity, and its firm commitment to continue the collaboration with the United States.
President Trump congratulated Ambassador Otgonbayar upon commencing his duties and expressed his enthusiasm to work together with the Ambassador to expand the relations between Mongolia and the United States. He noted that there are great opportunities to further strengthen the strong ties between the two countries based on shared values and mutual understanding and to cooperate to promote democracy, stability, and prosperity both regionally and globally. President Trump underlined that Mongolia and the United States stand together in the face of security threats, such as North Korea’s nuclear and missile program, reiterating the need for the international community to increase pressure on North Korea until the complete denuclearization is reached. Furthermore, the President recognized that Mongolia and the United States share a common interest in improving the prosperity of our citizens within a free and open Indo-Pacific region. He also expressed his view on promoting the development of a diversified Mongolian economy by improving the business and investment climate and highlighted that the expected signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Second compact agreement will also be an important milestone towards expanding of the relationship.