Mongolian president Khaltmaagiin Battulga meets Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu during 5-day visit to India

  • Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga on Friday met Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi.

  • Battulga is on a five-day visit to India with an aim to intensify bilateral ties between the two countries.

  • Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Battulga and Lord Buddha statue at Gandan Monastery in Mongolia via video-conferencing.

New Delhi: Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga on Friday met Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi.

Battulga is on a five-day visit to India with an aim to intensify bilateral ties between the two countries. He was received by Union minister Kiren Rijiju.

 Mongolian president Khaltmaagiin Battulga meets Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu during 5-day visit to India

Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu. ANI

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Battulga and Lord Buddha statue at Gandan Monastery in Mongolia via video-conferencing.

Battulga received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and was received by President Ram Nath Kovind. He later paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Battulga's visit to India is the first state visit by a Mongolian President in last 10 years, the MEA said, noting the two sides will hold in-depth discussions on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues.

It also said the two countries would review ongoing cooperation in fields of infrastructure, energy, disaster management, defence, security, culture, and capacity building.

The two countries had reached a strategic partnership in 2015 during the visit of Prime Minister Modi to Mongolia. A number of high-level exchanges have taken place since then and the partnership has seen considerable progress during the last few years.

Updated Date: Sep 20, 2019 14:33:50 IST