The sides reaffirmed their commitment to the January 20, 1993 Treaty on Friendly Relations and Cooperation. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mongolian President Natsagiyin Bagabandi noted the importance of maintaining regular top-level contacts and cooperation between government agencies within the framework of the Russian-Mongolian Inter-Governmental Commission for Trade and Economic and Scientific and Technological Cooperation.
Russia and Mongolia, which are convinced that it is necessary to build a multi-polar world and to expand relations between Asian states without forming blocs, pledged not to join any military-political alliances spearheaded against each other and not to sign treaties and agreements that run counter to each other’s security interests.
Mr Putin and Mr Bagabandi noted the need for mutual investment incentives, for stabilising fuel and energy deliveries to Mongolia and for expanded bilateral economic cooperation.
Russia and Mongolia attach great importance to efforts to demarcate their border, particularly in areas of intensive trans-border cooperation.
Both leaders supported the nuclear non-proliferation process and expressed hope that all states would join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction. They also expressed hope that talks on banning production of fissionable materials would succeed and noted the need to implement national missile programmes in accordance with international standards.
Russia and Mongolia, which advocate further efforts to strengthen strategic and regional stability, devote considerable attention to enacting and fulfilling the START-II Treaty as quickly as possible and concluding the START-III Treaty as a way of preserving and strengthening the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the cornerstone of strategic stability and subsequent nuclear cuts. Mongolia supported Russian efforts to prevent any modification of the 1972 ABM Treaty and expressed concern about the projected deployment of national or intra-bloc missile-defence systems.
Moscow and Ulan Bator reaffirmed their commitment to jointly fighting international terrorism, religious extremism and national separatism, which threaten regional security, stability and development, as well as illicit drug trafficking and arms sales, and illegal migration.