Mongolian PM: Mongolia attaches great importance to ties with China.


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1Mongolian PM : Mongolia attaches great importance to ties with China .
2Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold said here Thursday that Mongolia and China were good neighbors and Mongolia attached great importance to developing its ties with China .
3Batbold made the remarks when meeting Ma Xiaotian , deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People 's Liberation Army , who arrived here for the 5th China - Mongolia Defense Consultation .
4Batbold said Mongolia was willing to keep high-level exchanges with China and enhance political mutual trust , and it was committed to consolidating and developing the friendly cooperative relations of good neighborliness with China .
5Batbold appreciated China 's valuable support and assistance to Mongolia 's social and economic development .
6He also said Mongolia would continue to uphold the one-China policy firmly and was willing to foster long-term and stable ties .
7Ma said China and Mongolia were important neighbors to each other and China was willing to work with Mongolia to step up cooperation and exchanges in the military field , among others , and unceasingly push forwards the good-neighborly partnership of mutual trust between the two countries .
8On Thursday , Ma also met with Mongolian Defense Minister Luvsanvandan Bold and other high-ranking Mongolian military officials and visited a Mongolian peacekeeping training center .