Russia hopes to strengthen military cooperation with Mongolia


RIA Novosti

Russia hopes to further strengthen military and military-technical cooperation with Mongolia, said the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the meeting with Mongolian counterpart Padmanabhapuram bat-Erdene.

“Mongolia regularly participates in the Military games, and it certainly contributes to further strengthening of friendly and good-neighborly relations between our military. And it can not but rejoice,” — said Shoigu.

The Minister recalled the adoption of a programme of long-term cooperation between the two countries in military and military-technical spheres, as well as the continued implementation of previous plans.

“This programme of preparation and training of Mongolian specialists in our schools. This program of joint exercises and, of course, programs of military— tehnicheskogo cooperation,” Shoigu listed. He noted that the intensity of interaction between Moscow and Ulan Bator is the fact that the heads of departments meet for the second time in two months.

The Mongolian Minister expressed gratitude for the invitation of the military of the Asian country at the international Military games. “Our government attaches great importance to the relations with Russia, and pursuing a consistent development policy established with Russia strategic partnership” , — said bat-Erdene.

International military games that started on July 29, ends August 12. In total in competitions on the territory of the five countries involved teams from 28 States.