"Both sides confirmed their striving for further boosting friendship, neighborhood, mutual respect and trust," the ministry said.
The ministers also expressed confidence that the implementation of the mid-term program of strategic partnership signed in 2016 would contribute to intensifying bilateral cooperation and promote Russian-Mongolian ties in all spheres.
Russia and Mongolia have almost a century-long history of friendly relations. Mongolia declared its independence from China in 1911 following the Xinhai revolution in China. In 1921, Russian White warlord Roman von Ungern-Sternberg helped to free the Mongolian capital of Urga from Chinese troops thus protecting the country’s independence. The same year, Mongolia witnessed a revolution that resulted in improving relations with Soviet Russia. In late 1930s – early 1940s, the countries joined their efforts resisting expansion of the Japanese Empire.