Mongolia, China mark 60th anniversary of signing of boundary treaty

Aerial photo taken on Sept. 16, 2019 shows the China-funded overpass in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. (File photo: Xinhua)

ULAN BATOR, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia and China marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of their boundary treaty here on Wednesday.

"Mongolia is one of the first countries which established diplomatic ties with China and signed a border treaty through friendly dialogue," said Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Chai Wenrui at the opening ceremony of an academic conference held on the occasion of the anniversary.

The treaty is a historically significant agreement that laid a solid foundation for the friendship between the two peoples and political mutual trust between the two countries, opening up prospects for deepening the comprehensive development of relations between the two countries, he said.

The academic conference was co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of Mongolia, the General Authority for Border Protection of Mongolia and the Chinese Embassy in Mongolia.

Around 100 relevant officials, diplomats and researchers from the two countries attended the one-day event.

The participants discussed the historical significance and achievements of the treaty and its position in bilateral cooperation between the two neighbors.

On the same day, a photo exhibition marking the signing of the treaty was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.

China and Mongolia signed the boundary treaty on Dec. 26, 1962.