PM Modi’s Historic and Path-Breaking Visit to Mongolia

Published By : Admin | May 18, 2015 | 01:01 IST
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“I leave Mongolia with great joy. My visit was historic, path breaking & one that will take India's ties with Mongolia to spectacular heights” – this was how Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his recent visit to Mongolia. One-day visit by the Indian Prime Minister to the land of spiritual neighbour opened up broad avenues of partnership and cooperation between both the Nations.

The tour was historic as Shri Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister ever to land on Mongolian soil. The friendship between the two nations reached new heights with PM Modi meeting President Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia and discussing upon ways for strengthening India-Mongolia ties. The Prime Minister presented him a specially commissioned reproduction of a rare 13th century manuscript on the history of Mongols. In return, President of Mongolia also presented Shri Modi with a unique gift.

Numerous pacts were inked between both the Nations in the presence of PM Modi and PM Chimed Saikhanbileg for advancing peace, stability and prosperity in the region.  The agreements covered economic relations, development partnership, security as well as people to people partnerships. India took a major leap and considered Mongolia to be an integral part of India’s Act East Policy.

A Community Reception and Yoga Event was organised by ‘Art of Living’ in Mongolia. Shri Narendra Modi while visiting the Gandan Monastery where he presented a Bodhi Tree Sapling to Hamba Lama, the Mini Naadam Festival gave a boost to the cultural and spiritual ties with Mongolia.

 

At the Gandan Monastery. Presented a Bodhi Tree Sapling to Hamba Lama. #Mongolia #Buddhism #Monastery

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Addressing the Great Khural (the Parliament of Mongolia), the Prime Minister expressed that India- Mongolia relations would progress along every avenue of the new age. A new era of partnership developed between both the Nations when Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Atal Bihari Vajpayee IT Training Centre.

अतः मंगोलिया की उनकी यात्रा सही मायने में विशिष्ट एवं अभूतपूर्व थी।

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Virtual meeting between PM Modi and PM of Cambodia
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Virtual Meeting between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting today with H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The two leaders held discussions on the entire range of bilateral issues, including cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, human resource development, defence and security, development cooperation, connectivity, post-pandemic economic recovery and people-to-people ties. They expressed satisfaction at the pace of bilateral cooperation.

PM Hun Sen emphasised the importance that Cambodia attaches to its relations with India. Prime Minister Modi reciprocated the sentiment and stressed Cambodia’s valued role in India’s Act East policy. The leaders reviewed the robust development partnership between both countries, including capacity building programmes and Quick Impact Projects under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation framework. Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the historical and civilizational links between the two countries and expressed his happiness at India’s involvement in restoration of Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples in Cambodia, which depict the cultural and linguistic connect between the two countries.

Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked India for providing 3.25 lakh doses of Indian-manufactured Covishield vaccines to Cambodia under Quad Vaccine Initiative.

The two leaders complimented each other on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia being celebrated this year. As part of these celebrations, Prime Minister Modi invited His Majesty the King of Cambodia and Her Majesty Queen Mother to visit India at a mutually convenient time.

The two leaders also exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Cambodia on assuming the Chairmanship of ASEAN and assured India’s full support and assistance to Cambodia for the success of its Chairmanship.