Minister Joly to welcome Mongolian counterpart to Ottawa
From: Global Affairs Canada
November 19, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will welcome Battsetseg Batmunkh, Mongolia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Ottawa on November 20, 2023.
This visit will mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mongolia, as both countries remain eager to continue this long-lasting friendship and advance common priorities.
The ministers will explore opportunities to further strengthen bilateral relations between our two countries including on climate change and on the energy transition, and will discuss shared regional and global security challenges, notably peace and stability in Northeast Asia and challenges to the rules-based international order.
“Canada and Mongolia have enjoyed strong bilateral relations for decades, and I am looking forward to welcoming Minister Battsetseg to Ottawa. Her visit in our nation’s capital will allow us to further identify opportunities for our two countries to cooperate and strengthen links through shared democratic values.”
– Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Canada recognized Mongolia in 1964 and diplomatic relations were established in 1973. Mongolia opened its embassy to Canada in 2001, and the Embassy of Canada to Mongolia was opened in Ulaanbaatar in September 2008.
- In 2016, Canada and Mongolia signed the Canada-Mongolia Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which will provide a more transparent and predictable regulatory environment for Canadian investors in Mongolia.
- Mongolia is committed to playing an active role on the international stage, through its membership of in a number of international organizations, such as the World Trade Organization, the ASEAN Regional Forum, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
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