Yesterday, March 22nd, the Ambassador Ettore Sequi presented to the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj his Credential Letters, which identify him as Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Mongolia.
The ceremony, at the presence of the honor guard, started in the historical Gengis Khan square and then took place at the State Building.
Subsequently to the presentation of the credentials, Ambassador Sequi had a pleasant conversation with President Elbegdorj, to which he sent the greetings from President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella. As a tangible sign of mutual interest in developing further relationships in every field between Italy and Mongolia, Ambassador Sequi and the Mongolian President then discussed about the decision made by the Italian Government to establish a Diplomatic Delegation in Mongolia.
“During the friendly conversation entertained with the Mongolian President, I have emphasized the concrete determination shown by the Italian Government, especially by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to celebrate the opening of the new Embassy soon” declared the Ambassador, following the ceremony. “Furthermore, I have underlined how much effort Minister Gentiloni has been making, well-aware of the opportunities offered by such a growing country as Mongolia is. Indeed the Mongolian economy offers innumerable possibilities in terms of infrastructures, clean technologies, food security, textiles, mining industry and machinery provision” he added.
Therefore, the Mongolian President remarkably appreciated the Italian decision and showed sincere gratitude to Minister Gentiloni, due to his personal commitment to the cause and to his ability to foresee the relevant opportunities which can arise from the economic connections between the two countries. In addition, Elbegdorj underlined how positively popular Italy is among Mongolians and wished for the increase of touristic flows between the two countries and the strengthening of economic and cultural relations.
Ultimately, Ambassador Sequi and President Elbegdorj talked about the forthcoming institutional visits in the country, first of all the Parliamentary Assembly ASEP (Ulaanbaatar, April 21st-23rd 2016). The President of the Senate, Pietro Grasso, and the Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies and of the ASEM Summit in July, Marina Sereni, will participate at the Assembly. President Elbegdorj also wished for the Prime Minister Renzi to join them.