Ambassador of Japan Presents Credentials to the President

On December 26, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia Masato Takaoka presented his Letter of Credence to the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.

Following the ceremony, President Elbegdorj held a brief meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador.

President Elbegdorj congratulated Ambassador Mr. Masato Takaoka on his appointment and wished him success. The President noted: “As we know that our both countries are sharing intensive relations in various spheres thanks to strategic partnership. We enjoy good relations in political sector and exchange bilateral high-level visits. We greatly value our friendly relations with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. I have had over 10 bilateral meetings with Mr. Shinzo Abe.

We are very grateful that His Majesty the Emperor of Japan welcomed Mongolian delegates in Japan.

I would like to emphasize that the support and assistance provided by the Government of Japan during the years of democratic transition was important for the development of our country.

Mongolia and Japan established the Economic Partnership Agreement and now they are implementing construction projects of the new airport in Ulaanbaatar, construction project of a new hospital near the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, training of a thousand Mongolian engineers in Japan and other fruitful projects.

Ambassador Mr. Masato Takaoka said: “I would like to express gratitude to you, His Excellency, Mr. President of Mongolia, for welcoming us and giving the opportunity to present my Letter of Credence shortly after our arrival in Mongolia. This testifies to the fact that the President and the Government of Mongolia attach great importance to the mutual relations between Mongolia and Japan.

Before leaving for Mongolia, I was welcomed by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan and he conveyed his aspiration to make his effort to the development of the both countries.

Also, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe noted that he attaches importance to the bilateral relations and expressed his interest to make more effort to strengthening this relationship. As you said, Mr. President, a numerous meetings were held between the President of Mongolia and the Prime Minister of Japan. I will put in my best efforts to expand this relationship”.