Commissioner Neven Mimica, responsible for International Cooperation and Development, is on an official visit to Mongolia today and tomorrow, where he will meet political leaders of Mongolia, including President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, Minister of Foreign Affairs Damdin Tsogtbaatar, Minister of Finance Chimed Khurelbaatar and Minister of Labour and Social Protection Sodnom Chinzorig.

“The EU’s support for Mongolia is and remains strong and this visit is an opportunity to promote ongoing development projects in the country. The planned budget support, which we are currently discussing, would strengthen Mongolia’s public finance management and promote employment and vocational training. It would continue the work we are doing through several other ongoing projects, which are helping to diversify the Mongolian economy,” said Commissioner Mimica.

As part of his visit, the Commissioner will also officially inaugurate the new European Union Delegation in Ulaanbaatar. The visit signals the European Union’s continued commitment to support Mongolia’s democracy and sustainable development. The EU-Mongolia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement entered into force in November 2017 and provides the legal framework for expanding EU-Mongolia relations and covers such issues as political dialogue, development cooperation, trade, cooperation in the field of agriculture and rural development, energy, climate change, research and innovation, education and culture.