The United States and Mongolia held Annual Bilateral Consultations on February 26, 2010 in the State Department’s George C. Marshall conference facility. The ABC, which rotates annually between the two capitals, covers the broad range of activity between the two nations. Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell and Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs State Secretary D. Tsogtbaatar chaired the two delegations at the 2010 ABC. Topics of discussions included:
United States and Mongolian views on regional and global relations;
Expanding senior level exchanges in 2010;
Continuing defense and security cooperation between the armed forces of the United States and Mongolia;
Status of the ongoing humanitarian and livestock crisis caused by extreme winter conditions in Mongolia;
Improving economic relationships between the United States and Mongolia, through channels such as the Transparency Agreement, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and Open Skies - civil aviation agreement;
United States and Mongolian involvement in climate change issues; and
Continued cooperation in development, health, and cultural exchange.
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