New Delhi-External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Mongolia from 25-26 April 2018 at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Damdin Tsogtbaatar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia. This will be EAMs first visit to Mongolia. The last visit of Indian External Affairs Minister to Mongolia was 42 years ago. During her visit, EAM will co-chair the 6th round of India-Mongolia Joint Consultative Committee (IMJCC)

meeting with Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar, covering a range of issues including, inter alia, political, strategic, economic, educational and cultural ties. The last meeting of IMJCC was held in New Delhi in 2016.

During her visit, EAM will also deliver the keynote address at the Kushok Bakula Birth Centenary Celebrations in Ulaanbaatar commemorating the birth anniversary of Late Venerable Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, a highly revered Buddhist leader and monk from Ladakh, India and a former Ambassador of India to Mongolia. Bakula Rinpoche as the longest serving Indian Ambassador to Mongolia, made seminal contribution to promotion of India-Mongolia ties.