"The meeting with the President of Mongolia has just ended. I have passed on to him a personal message from Vladimir Putin," Rushailo told journalists on Wednesday in the wake of his talks with the head of the Mongolian state.
"It was stressed at the meeting that the quality of bilateral relations had changed for the better. It is cooperation on several treks, including foreign policy activity, trade-economic and humanitarian spheres," the Russian Security Council Secretary said.
According to him, during the talks Bagabandi stressed the necessity of liberalizing bilateral trade and boosting foodstuffs' sales.
"There are a number of joint promising projects which require thorough and considerate attitude from the states. I hope that during the visit of the Mongolian President to Russia in late 2004 we'll come close to the signing of a number of agreements," Rushailo said.
On his part, Secretary of the Security Council of Mongolia D. Gotov Pointed out that if earlier cooperation "was limited by mutual supplies of goods, today Russia and Mongolia plan to develop science-intensive productions and to pass on state-of-the-art technologies."