Ulan Bator, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Mongolian capital Ulan Bator on Saturday on the second leg of his three-nation tour.
“A 60 years wait ends. PM @narendramodi arrives in Ulaanbaatar. This is the first ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to Mongolia,” tweeted MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
The Prime Minister’s first stop in Mongolia will be the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, where he would gift the Bodhi tree sapling to the chief abbot.
This would be followed by talks between Prime Minister Modi and his Mongolian counterpart Chimed Saikhanbileg. Several agreements are expected to be signed between the two sides after the talks.
Prime Minister Modi would also address the Mongolian Parliament.
He would also meet Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, who would host a banquet in his honour.
The Prime Minister would also address a community reception in Ulan Bator.
India and Mongolia are expected to sign MoUs for cooperation in border guarding, policing and surveillance as well as on the transfer of sentenced persons during the Prime Minister’s visit.
Diplomatic relations between India and Mongolia were established on December 24, 1955. India was the first country outside the Socialist bloc to establish diplomatic relations with Mongolia.
India supported Mongolia in having UN and NAM memberships. 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Mongolia.