Russia has renewed a 2004 agreement to donate defence equipment to Mongolia.
In remarks quoted by Russian news agency TASS on 1 October Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar said the two governments have "extended the treaty", which will include donation of Russian defence materiel and support services to the Mongolian armed forces. He added that military training assistance and other aspects of the treaty "will be advanced more actively now".
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a Friendship Agreement with his Mongolian counterpart, Khaltmaagiin Battulga, on 3 September during a visit to Ulaanbaatar. "We discussed in detail the prospects for defence, military-technical, and counter-terrorism co-operation between our countries," Putin said at the time.
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