HMA Philip Malone met with Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene

HMA Philip Malone met with L.Oyun-Erdene, Prime Minister of Mongolia on 19 February 2021. They discussed the COVID-19 situation in Mongolia, climate change and the upcoming COP26 summit, education, and trade relations including bilateral work on several infrastructure projects.

The Prime Minister highlighted that Mongolia was about to receive 150,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and was keen to source more. He welcomed the UK’s role in the COVAX facility that would be supplying further vaccines in the coming weeks, and expressed a desire to strengthen Mongolia-UK relations in several areas including trade.

HMA Malone commended Mongolia’s efforts to contain and stop the spread of COVID-19 and highlighted the UK’s financial support for vulnerable Mongolians stranded abroad. HMA raised the UK’s new trade preference scheme and the role it could play in deepening trade and investment relations, and encouraged the government of Mongolia to be as ambitious as possible on climate change, including the reduction of emissions.

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