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Andžejs Viļumsons un Nyamdorj Ankhbayar
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On 5 June 2024, the second political consultations between Latvia and Mongolia took place in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. During the talks, Under-Secretary of State – Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Andžejs Viļumsons, and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, Nyamdorj Ankhbayar, discussed opportunities to promote economic relations between the two countries, cooperation in international organisations, as well as global and regional security challenges in Europe and Asia.

Andžejs Viļumsons stressed that there is excellent potential for economic cooperation in the pharmaceutical, food and ICT sectors. Latvia is also prepared to share its experience to contribute to the development of Mongolia’s forest management system and its phytosanitary and veterinary standards. During the consultations, representatives of Latvia and Mongolia discussed foreign policy issues of importance to both countries, with a particular focus on the situation in Ukraine. Andžejs Viļumsons presented Latvia’s position on Russia’s war in Ukraine and invited Mongolia to nominate a high-level representative to the Summit on Peace in Ukraine to be held in Switzerland in June. 

An in-depth discussion with representatives of Mongolian and other Asian and European governments and academics on security challenges will continue on 6 June as part of the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security.

During his visit, Andžejs Viļumsons, acting on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Latvia, signed the Air Services Agreement between Latvia and Mongolia. The Agreement will enable negotiations with Mongolian airlines on regular air traffic between Latvia and Mongolia, thus contributing to the further development of Riga as an important aviation hub in Northern Europe and increasing the competitiveness of the country’s aviation industry. Sandagdorj Batbold, State Secretary of the Ministry of Road and Transport Development, signed the Agreement on behalf of the Government of Mongolia. 

The previous political consultation took place on 28 May 2022 via videoconference.

05.06.2024. ĀM valsts sekretāra vietnieka-politiskā direktora Andžeja Viļumsona otrās politiskās konsultācijas ar Mongolijas Ārlietu ministrijas valsts sekretāru Anhbajaru Ņamdordžu (Ankhbayar Nyamdorj)