Mongolia Aims for ‘New Heights’ in Relations With China by C. Sumiya

13 Jul 2023

Economist Chuluunbaataryn Sumiya recently published a comprehensive article on The Diplomat, discussing the Mongolian-Chinese relationship.

In the article titled “Mongolia Aims for ‘New Heights’ in Relations With China,” Sumiya examines the official visit of Mongolian Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai to China, during which the two countries strengthened their cooperation in various sectors including ports, energy, and technology. The focus was particularly on mineral resource processing and AI. The visit resulted in the signing of a $1.8 billion contract for the construction of the eastern region railway, and both nations expressed their eagerness to expand the trade volume to $20 billion.

Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene emphasized Mongolia’s commitment to collaborating with China in upholding multilateralism, maintaining regional peace, and addressing global challenges such as climate change. In terms of trade, Sumiya point out that “to maximize their trade potential, Mongolia and China should need to reformulate and/or revise some relevant documents, such as the 1955 Mongolian China Border Railway Agreement. To do that, decision-makers in Inner Mongolia – the Chinese province that shares the longest border with Mongolia – also play a crucial role alongside leaders in Beijing.”

You can find the full article here.

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