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Mongolia, S.Korea agree to launch ministerial-level consultative channel

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- The foreign ministers of Mongolia and South Korea on Tuesday agreed to launch a ministerial-level consultative channel within this year to discuss trade, economic and other bilateral issues.

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, who is on an official visit to Mongolia, said his country is also ready to advance bilateral cooperation with Mongolia in railway and sea transportation.

His Mongolian counterpart, Luvsanvandan Bold, said Mongolia stands ready to enrich the Mongolia-South Korea comprehensive relations.

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Bold said the celebrations will be held at high levels as part of the efforts to bring the bilateral ties to a new stage.

The two also exchanged views on facilitating visa terms.

On Tuesday, Yun also met Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, and the two discussed Northeast Asia's nuclear security among other topics.

Elbegdorj emphasized that Mongolia will never allow nuclear waste dumped on its territory and will never allow nuclear materials transported through its soil.

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