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India offers partnership in renewable energy with Mongolia

According to reports, India has offered to cooperate with Mongolia in developing its renewable energy sector as well as in human resources development.

The offer was made by Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah to President Tsakhia Elbegdorj of Mongolia at Ulaanbaatar today.

Dr. Abdullah is in Ulaanbaatar to represent India at the inaugural ceremony of the President of Mongolia, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, who has been re-elected to a second four year term.

The oath taking ceremony was attended by members of Mongolia’s Parliament and Government as well as representatives from several countries, including ministerial level-delegations from Russia, China and France.

India and Mongolia have close and warm ties underpinned by civilisational and cultural linkages with this predominantly Buddhist nation. A large number of Mongolians travel to India for spiritual, educational and medical purposes. Indian cuisine and cinema are becoming increasingly popular in this landlocked nation of 3 million people.

Bilateral relations have expanded during the past few years to cover cooperation in defence and strategic issues. President Elbegdorj had chosen India as his first overseas destination after taking over as President of Mongolia for his first term in 2009.

The government’s decision to depute a senior Cabinet Minister to the inauguration underlines the importance that India places on further strengthening its bilateral relations with Mongolia.

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