Japan-Mongolia Relations

July 13, 2023
Foreign Minister Hayashi shakes hand with H.E. Ms. Batmunkh BATTSETSEG, Foreign Minister of Mongolia
(Photo) Japan-Mongolia Foreign Ministers' Meeting

On July 13, commencing at around 11:00 a.m. (same day, around 13:00 p.m. JST) for approximately 45 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Ms. Batmunkh BATTSETSEG, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, during his visit to Indonesia to attend the ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers' Meetings. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi stated that it was a pleasure to learn that various forms of cooperation are progressing in order to materialize the "Special Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity," which was concurred on between President Khurelsukh and Prime Minister Kishida during President Khurelsukh's visit to Japan last November. He also expressed his sympathy following the damage from the floods that occurred in Ulaanbaatar in early July.
  2. Minister Battsetseg stated that, under the new partnership, she would like to continue working closely with Minister Hayashi to further deepen the relationship with Japan, as Mongolia’s "Third Neighbor." The two ministers shared the view that they will continue to make mutual efforts to advance specific cooperation projects in various fields such as politics, security, economy, and people-to-people exchanges.
  3. The two ministers also discussed regional and international affairs including the situation in Ukraine, and affirmed the importance of further deepening cooperation and coordination between the two countries to resolve various regional issues and challenges of the international community. The two ministers affirmed that they will continue to work together in dealing with North Korea, such as nuclear and missile issues, including the ICBM-class ballistic missile launch by North Korea on July 12, as well as the abductions issue. The two ministers shared the view that they will continue to cooperate closely in the international arena, including at the United Nations.

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