Mongolia's Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. Reuters/Kota Endo
BEIJING: China and Mongolia on Friday signed a document that outlines key areas of cooperation for the development of their strategic partnership in the medium and long term, Xinhua news has reported.
The document was signed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and visiting Mongolian Prime Minister Altankhuyag Norov after talks.
The two sides agreed that the establishment of the Sino-Mongolian strategic partnership is a milestone in the development of bilateral relations while the signing of the new document will promote bilateral cooperation in various areas for the consolidation and further deepening of this partnership.
The two countries agreed to cooperate on the economy, security, social and cultural matters and on trade, acknowledging the need to mind each other's core interests and major concerns.
The two sides reiterated their respect for each other's independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and development path,
The two nations agreed to carry out cooperation in military technology, fighting cross-border crimes and law enforcement.
The Chinese side also promised assistance to Mongolia to strengthen personnel training, and to provide 1,000 scholarships for Mongolians over the next five years.
The two countries agreed to strengthen communication and coordination on affairs regarding Northeast Asia's peace, security and development. (QNA)