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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:09 PM

Trump welcomes Mongolian president Battulga to White House

President Donald Trump welcomed Mongolia’s president, Khaltmaa Battulga, to the White House for talks that focused on enhancing trade. The visit Wednesday is the first by a Mongolian president since June 2011.

Trump administration officials say the meeting was designed to explore ways to help the East Asian nation diversify its trade flows since about 90 percent of Mongolia’s trade must go through China. The U.S. has a $111 million trade surplus with Mongolia last year. The U.S. is urging Mongolia to fully implement a 2017 agreement on transparency designed to improve the country’s business and investment climate.

Battulga is a populist business tycoon and ex-judo champion whose meeting with Trump follows a recent visit to Mongolia by Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton. The White House said the U.S. and Mongolia share a close security partnership. It said Mongolia has pledged to commit troops in Afghanistan through at least 2021 and has been supportive of the U.S. sanctions on North Korea and of negotiations with Kim Jong Un.

Trump and Battulga were also expected to discuss defense and security matters, among other issues. The president greeted Battulga and posed for photos before entering the Oval Office. Trump said Mongolia produced “great fighters, great wrestlers, great champions.”


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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:13 PM

1. That's Trump: Antagonizes NATO...

but he wants an alliance with MONGOLIA.

Yeah, that is an ally who is going to be very helpful NOT.

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