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Burma’s President Thein Sein has concluded the first day of an official visit in Ulaanbaatar, expressing his satisfaction with Mongolian-Burmese relations in a press briefing on Monday afternoon.
“I am confident that visit will be an impetus to the relations and cooperation between Mongolia and the Republic of Union of Myanmar,” Thein Sein announced, according to Mongolian state media.
“I am pleased to inform you that official talks have concluded some quite efficient and mutually-beneficial deals.”
Thein Sein spent the day meeting with President Taskhiagiin Elbegdorj and Prime Minister Chimediin Saikhanbileg, and oversaw the signing of cooperation agreements in mining, agriculture and tourism industries. The Burmese president also took time for a friendly horse ride with his Mongolian counterpart.
The official visit, at the invitation of President Elbegdorj, is the first time a Burmese leader has graced Mongolian soil since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1956.