TOKYO, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj has conveyed thanks to His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for visiting Mongolia and hailed bilateral cooperation between the two countries, official media reported.
President Elbegdorj made the remarks in his recent meeting in Ulaanbaatar with outgoing Kuwaiti Ambassador to Mongolia Mubarak Al-Suhaijan, according to Montsame News Agency.
While showing satisfaction with the effectiveness of projects and programs being co-implemented by the two countries, the president also thanked the ambassador for significantly contributing to efforts aiming to further Mongolia-Kuwait relations, it said.
Al-Suhaijan for his part expressed confidence that bilateral relations have improved during his term, recalling that His Highness the Amir had visited Mongolia three times, in 2011, 2012, and yet again in 2013, and that the Mongolian president and foreign minister were also on official visits to Kuwait in 2011 and 2013.
The outgoing envoy also noted that the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) granted a soft-loan of KD 6 million (USD 22.08 million) to Mongolia in 2010, for constructing a 88-km motorway.
Al-Suhaijan took post back in 2010 as Kuwait's first ambassador to Mongolia. (end) mk.wsa KUNA 241404 Sep 13NNNN