The 4th Senior Officials’ Talks between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia was held in Canberra on 29 March 2022. The meeting was chaired by Mr Ankhbayar Nyamdorj, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and Mr Justin Hayhurst, Deputy Secretary of the Geostrategic Group of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia respectively.
During the Senior Officials’ Talks, both sides discussed and exchanged views on the current state of bilateral relationship, joint events and activities to be organized within the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, cooperation in the areas including politics, economy, trade and investment, agriculture, mining, education as well as international and regional issues of mutual interest.
The State Secretary N.Ankhbayar held a bilateral meeting with Deputy Secretary Justin Hayhurst and attended the opening ceremony of the “Mongolia room” of the Mongolia Institute at the Australian National University. He also met with the Hon Julie Bishop, Chancellor of the Australian National University and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University and Nobel Prize laureate, and discussed the possibilities of further promoting Mongolian studies in Australia, enhancing university partnerships and increasing student exchanges. Also, the State Secretary N.Ankhbayar held meetings with Philippa King, Deputy CEO of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, as well as Australian business representatives and exchanged views on boosting trade and investment and implementing joint programmes and projects.