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Primorye and Mongolia are negotiating for cooperation in transport and trade spheres

Negotiations on the development of bilateral relations in the field of logistics, transport, trade held and. about. Governor of the Primorsky Territory Andrei Tarasenko with the official delegation of Mongolia headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Batmunkh Battsatzag, the press service of the Primorye Territory Administration reported on Thursday.

The head of the Mongolian delegation called the strategic task of his state - the search for port facilities for the transport of goods. In this regard, Mongolia connects with the Primorye great prospects. During the III East-Economic Forum (WEF-2017), the President of Mongolia, Haltmaagiin Battulga, proposed the creation of a transport and logistics terminal in Primorye. In the long term, the partners intend to expand the supply through agricultural products. "Now we are exporting goods mainly to China, but we want to gain access to the sea to enter third markets. We need your support in finding a seaport for organizing pilot transportation, as well as in selecting a land site for the construction of a new terminal, "Batmunkh Batzatzag said. To solve the problem, the governments of the countries plan to conclude agreements on the conditions of transit traffic and the development of cross-border cooperation. Andrei Tarasenko announced the readiness of the region to cooperate with Mongolia in the field of transportation and offered to test the cargo transportation at one of the unloaded ports of Primorye.

It is also reported that the parties also discussed the prospects for trade cooperation. Mongolia is ready to supply agricultural products, cashmere goods, import seafood from Primorye. In addition, the parties discussed joint projects in the field of sports, culture and education.

The volume of commodity circulation of Primorye with Mongolia in 2017 amounted to $ 13,7 million, which does not exceed 0,1% of the total foreign trade turnover of the Russian region. From Primorye to Mongolia, cars, equipment and parts thereof, paints and varnishes, oil and oil products, corn and rice were exported. Import from Mongolia was not conducted.