President of Russia Vladimir Putin: I met with the President of Mongolia while in Shanghai and we discussed our joint plans, big projects, and looked at the problems and prospects.
I am very happy that you have come to St Petersburg for the International Economic Forum, where we have the possibility of coming back to these problems and you will have the opportunity to discuss issues in more detail with your colleagues from the Russian Government.
Prime Minister of Mongolia Norovyn Altankhuyag (retranslated): I am very pleased to have this chance to meet, Mr Putin.
First of all, I want to express our thanks to you for inviting us to take part in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The Forum is very interesting and productive. We think it is a big event in Russia’s economic life and in global economic life.
Developing our traditionally friendly ties with the Russian Federation is one of Mongolia’s foreign policy priorities. We think we should put together a medium-term programme for developing the strategic partnership between Mongolia and Russia and in this way lay the foundation and draft the roadmap for taking our relations further.
Our delegation has been taking part in the Forum and we have also had a number of bilateral meetings. We met this morning with Mr Yakunin [Russian Railways CEO] to discuss our bilateral issues in the railways sector. Later, we met with Russian representatives to discuss our joint ventures’ continued work. We met just recently with Mr Kiriyenko [CEO of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation] and discussed issues related to uranium. We also met with Mr Sechin [Rosneft CEO] when he visited Mongolia.