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12th India, Mongolia Joint Working Group meeting held in Ulaanbaatar


12th India-Mongolia Joint Working Group meeting to bolster bilateral defence ties held in Ulaanbaatar. Photo: PIB

ULAANBAATAR (BNS): The 12th Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting was held here from May 16 to 17, 2024, between the Defence Ministries of India and Mongolia, a statement by the Indian Ministry of Defence has said.

The meeting was co-chaired by Joint Secretary, MoD, India, Shri Amitabh Prasad and State Secretary of MoD, Mongolia, Brigadier General Gankhuyag Davagdorj. India’s Ambassador to Mongolia Shri Atul Malhari Gotsurve also attended the meeting.

During the JWG, both the sides expressed satisfaction at the ongoing defence cooperation between India and Mongolia. They reviewed the progress on various bilateral defence cooperation initiatives and identified means to further enhance cooperation in these areas, articulating steps in this direction, the statement said.

The Joint Secretary highlighted the potential of the capacity and capability of the Indian defence industry, and looked forward to a fruitful partnership with the Armed Forces of Mongolia.

The Mongolian side exuded confidence in the capacity and capability of the Indian industry. Both sides acknowledged the growing ties between the two countries, it added.

The Joint Secretary and the Indian Ambassador also called on Deputy Defence Minister of Mongolia Mr B Bayarmagnai, and discussed bilateral cooperation issues. The delegation visited a training establishment in Ulaanbaatar and reviewed the ongoing engagements.

India enjoys age-old historical, cultural and civilisational ties with Mongolia.

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