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Deputy Prime Minister Ya.Sodbaatar met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Mongolia Chai Wenrui, sharing views on the intensification of the implementation of “Green Gateway” temporary regulation.

As world countries are developing their individual action programs and strategies to ensure stability of socio-economic development during their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Mongolia has been attaching attention in this regard and carrying out the “Green Gateway” temporary regulation on Mongolia-China border checkpoints in cooperation with the Chinese side.

In connection with it, corresponding officials have been tasked to check whether preparation works have been completed on temporary accommodation and isolation facilities for freight truck drivers travelling to the Chinese region, where quarantine regime is being adhered, and to send the names of people and companies holding international “C” permission to governors of aimags operating border crossing checkpoints.

International experts predict that social and economic circumstances of the countries would become difficult because of the coronavirus. Therefore, it is vital for even Mongolia to keep its socio-economic situation stable.

During the meeting, the Deputy PM expressed eagerness to bring the number of coal freight trucks crossing the border to China up to 2000.

In turn, Ambassador Chai Wenrui pledged to focus attention on increasing the coal transportation volume. Besides, the Ambassador informed that the Chinese side has decided to supply 100,000 pieces of “M95” face masks to Mongolia to help prevent COVID-19.

While noting that Chinese scientists have been working hard to develop coronavirus vaccine, the Ambassador assures to provide the vaccine to Mongolia in the first place once the vaccine developed by China is approved by corresponding institutions.