Meeting with Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Center www.president.mn
On the sidelines of the 2018 World Investment Forum taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga met Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, on October 22nd.
President Battulga began the meeting by expressing gratitude to the International Trade Centre staff and Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez, emphasizing the Centre’s assistance provided to Mongolia in foreign trade and private sector development over the last two decades.
Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez appreciated her meeting the President of Mongolia and discussed the economic relations between the International Trade Centre and Mongolia, while expressing readiness to intensify the Centre’s cooperation with Mongolia and work with Mongolia in all possible areas.
President Battulga presented a proposal to collaborate with the Centre on organizing the 2020 World Export Development Forum in Mongolia, introducing Mongolian-made products to international markets through improvement of the competitiveness of SMEs, and diversifying Mongolia’s export. The President spoke about the existing opportunity to bring technology in from Europe, especially to manufacture products using raw materials of animal origin and supply them to East Asian and other markets. President Battulga also made a proposal regarding implementation of the International Trade Centre’s Women and Trade and Youth and Trade programs, which are highly important in promotion of employment and business among women and young people, in Mongolia.
At the end of the meeting, Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez informed President Battulga of her upcoming visit to Mongolia and expressed her appreciation of Mongolia’s proposal to host the 2020 World Export Development Forum.