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Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Meeting with Mongolian Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene – United States Department of State


The following is attributable to spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell met with Mongolian Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai March 22 in Ulaanbaatar to discuss cooperation on bilateral, regional and global issues. The Assistant Secretary highlighted the deepening political, economic, and people-to-people ties between the United States and Mongolia, as well as the enduring values ​​that bind our two countries as Indo-Pacific democracies. The United States is investing in this relationship through development projects such as the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $462 million joint water pact; assistance programs such as USAID’s $900,000 support for Mongolian communities affected by harsh winters; and our partnerships in space, critical minerals supply chains and renewable energy solutions. The Deputy Secretary further highlighted the United States’ strong support for English education and capacity building in Mongolia.

In Ulaanbaatar, the Deputy Secretary also met with Foreign Minister Battsetseg and Foreign Ministry State Secretary Ankhbayar, held a roundtable with space and technology leaders, and visited a Women-owned cashmere factory supported by a $5 million loan from U.S. International Development Finance. Company.

The Assistant Secretary’s visit to Ulaanbaatar, part of his first foreign trip since taking office, highlighted the U.S.-Mongolia Third Neighborhood Strategic Partnership and enduring friendship between the American and Mongolian peoples.


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