Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia, which is the second halt in his Three Nation Tour. Being hosted at the parliament, he said that India would provide a line of credit of 1 billion US dollars to support expansion of Mongolia’s economic capacity and infrastructure.
A joint statement by both nations said that cooperation in the fields of economy, defense & security, health, science and people to people contacts would be expanded. “We have agreed India will help establish a cyber security centre in Mongolia,” said Modi. PM Narendra Modi and Mongolian PM Chimed Saikhanbileg witnessed signing of agreements between the two nations.
“I found special connectivity with this parliament, there is a symbol of lotus here. You’ll be happy to know that my party’s symbol is also lotus, so I found a special connectivity. The convergence of Buddhism and democracy provides us a path to build an Asia of peace and cooperation, harmony and equality,”said Modi in his speech.
India had backed Mongolia’s membership to the United Nation while Mongolia supported India’s demand for permanent membership