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Premier meets Mongolia’s new PM

Updated: Jul 14,2016 4:55 PM

Premier Li Keqiang is in Mongolia for a two-day visit, and to attend the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. A welcome ceremony was held in which Premier Li was received by Mongolia’s new prime minister, Jargaltulga Erdenebat.

Premier Li will also meet with the country’s president and parliament chairman. A series of cooperation deals covering trade, infrastructure, finance and energy, as well as climate change and media exchanges will be signed. This year marks the 20th anniversary since ASEM was launched in Bangkok, Thailand.

Premier Li is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of other ASEM members. This is Premier Li’s first trip to Mongolia since he took office as China’s premier in 2013, and also the first official visit by a Chinese premier to the country in six years.