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Parliamentary Vice-Minister UESUGI Holds Lunch Meeting with Minister of Nature, Environment and Tourism of Mongolia

May 18, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister UESUGI and Minister of Nature, Environment and Tourism of Mongolia at the photo session

On May 18th, commencing at 12:00, for approximately 90 minutes, Mr. UESUGI Kentaro, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a lunch meeting at the Iikura Guest House with H.E. Mr. Bat-Ulzii BAT-ERDENE, Minister of Nature, Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, who was making a working visit to Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Uesugi stated that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Mongolia and that Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan had recently paid an official visit to Mongolia to reaffirm further strengthening “Strategic Partnership” with Mongolia, which shares universal values. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Uesugi also mentioned that Japan is eager to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of environment and tourism as well.
  2. In addition, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Uesugi expressed deep appreciation for Mongolia’s continued support for Japan’s position on whaling. He also expressed his intention that Japan and Mongolia would continue to closely coordinate together to promote sustainable use of aquatic living resources including whales based on scientific evidence.
  3. In response, Minister Bat-Erdene expressed his intention to make these bilateral cooperative relations more mutually beneficial and said he wants to develop a long-term cooperative relationship with Japan through expansion of travel between the two countries by human resources in the fields of tourism and business as well as utilization of Japanese knowledge and technology.
  4. At the end of the meeting, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Uesugi expressed his sincere gratitude for the assistance extended by Mongolia after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Minister Bat-Erdene responded that there is a deep bond between the people of the two countries and that he wants to work toward expansion of human exchange including youth exchange for the further development of the bilateral friendly relations in the future.

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