Mongolia seeks business tieups

Kyodo

Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaataryn Batbold has called for boosting economic cooperation with Japan in the areas of nuclear energy and development of natural resources such as rare earth minerals.

Batbold said he plans to visit Japan in March and expressed eagerness to forge cooperation with Japan as Mongolia, rich in uranium reserves, plans to build its first nuclear power plant.

“Japan possesses high technology in the peaceful use of nuclear power and has lessons from Fukushima,” he said, referring to efforts to recover from the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in the wake of last March’s massive quake and tsunami.

The two governments are arranging a trip by Batbold to Japan from March 10 to 15.