On August 24, 2020, H.E. Mr. N.Enkhtaivan, Minister for Foreign Affairs received H.E. Mr. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to Mongolia and exchanged views on relations between Mongolia and Kuwait as well as bilateral and multilateral cooperation. The two sides expressed satisfaction with the growing bilateral collaboration, emphasizing the importance of increasing trade and economic cooperation, in particular the private sector involvement in this regard.
Minister N.Enkhtaivan articulated his desire to focus on enhancing cooperation in cultural and educational sectors and people-to-people ties, and expressed gratitude to the Kuwaiti Government for implementing important projects that contribute to the social and economic development of our country. Ambassador Mohammad Al-Mutairi reaffirmed his commitment to upgrading relations between the two countries. The two sides have agreed to hold the next meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission between Mongolia and Kuwait as soon as the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
With a soft loan and grant aid from the Government of Kuwait, Mongolia successfully implemented development projects, such as the Taishir hydropower plant, Darkhan-Erdenet-Bulgan-Unit-Tarialan paved road of more than 400 kilometers, the Mongolia-Kuwait research center, and the “Kuwait town” in Bayan-Ulgii province.
Our side is working to put the Burn center, which is being built with the help of Kuwait, into operation by the end of 2020. We are also implementing a project to renovate Undurkhaan Airport. Recently, the Kuwait Fund decided to provide a grant of about $500,000 to develop a feasibility study for the Undurkhaan-Norovlin-Dadal road project.
2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AMERICAS, THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA