Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today left for his maiden three-day visit to Mongolia, aimed at strengthening India's relation with the strategically important East Asian country that shares its boundaries with China and Russia.
"Leaving for Ulaanbaatar on a 3 day visit to Mongolia. Looking forward to further India's relations with Mongolia and strengthen security cooperation. Mongolia as an important strategic partner. India wants to realise the huge potential of bilateral relations with Mongolia," Singh said in a tweet.
He will participate in the ground breaking ceremony of an oil refinery at Ulaanbaatar tomorrow, a Home Ministry spokesperson said, adding that Singh will also attend a reception hosted by the Mongolian prime minister on the same day.
Singh will call upon the Mongolian president on June 23, the spokesperson said.
He will also visit the headquarters of Mongolia's Border Protection Force there before returning to Delhi on June 24.
The home minister's visit is likely to further intensify the bilateral relations in various key areas.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was also in Mongolia in April this year where she discussed economic cooperation in infrastructure development, energy, services and information technology with her Mongolian counterpart.
The two countries also agreed to explore the possibility of launching direct air connectivity between New Delhi and Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.
India had supported Mongolia in getting the United Nations and Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) berths. Both the countries also share common concern on terrorism.
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