The official part of the Russian leader’s visit to Mongolia began with an official welcoming ceremony on Sukhe Bator Square, the central square of the country’s capital. A wreath was laid at the monument to Sukhe Bator during the ceremony.
The Russian and Mongolian leaders subsequently negotiated tete-a-tete at the State Yurta, part of the government centre complex, and were later joined by their respective national delegations.
The sides discussed important aspects of bilateral relations and international issues of mutual interest. Mongolia’s involvement in ambitious international fuel and energy projects was also discussed. Mr Putin invited Mr Bagabandi to visit Russia whenever it was convenient for him.
After the talks, both heads of state signed the Ulan Bator Declaration. Intergovernmental agreements on the peaceful use of nuclear energy and on specific principles for cooperation between Russian and Mongolian local governments were signed in the presence of both Presidents.
Mr Putin and Mr Bagabandi also made statements to the press and answered journalists’ questions.