New Delhi: President of Mongolia, Khaltmaagin Battulga on Friday was received with a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Battulga then paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
“I am very happy that I am on a state visit to India with which we have centuries of spiritual and cultural relations and ties,” said President Battulga.
“We ( Ram Nath Kovind and I) were elected around the same time in July 2017, and I would like to invite the President of India to pay an official visit to Mongolia,” he added.
Battulga arrived in India on a five-day visit with an aim to intensify bilateral ties between the two countries. Later today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join Mongolian President to unveil the statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Monastery via video conferencing.
Battulga will also meet Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
The MEA noted that Battulga’s visit to India is the first state by a Mongolian President in last 10 years and the two sides will hold in-depth discussions on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues.