Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene had a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Mongolia Lee Yeo-hong on February 18.
At the beginning of the meeting, the ROK Ambassador relayed a congratulatory message sent from ROK Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on his appointment as the Prime Minister of Mongolia.
Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene affirmed Mongolia’s readiness to further strengthen the comprehensive partnership between Mongolia and its third neighbor with common values, the ROK, elevate it to strategic partnership, and increase the frequency of reciprocal high-level visits.
They had discussions about speeding up projects and programs funded with ROK soft loans, in particular, the development of Solongo 1 and 2 apartment complexes and the construction of thermal power plants in 10 aimag centers. Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene underlined that the projects are aligned with the goal of housing young people. The Prime Minister then expressed the government's readiness to jointly implement major projects and programs to boost cooperation in the road, infrastructure, energy, logistics, mining, and other areas and promote investment and economic relations under the ROK’s New Northern Policy and requested to acquire the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The parties concurred to cooperate in evacuating Mongolian citizens and operating charter flights.