Mongolian Parliament Speaker Damdin Demberel, hosted a luncheon on Sunday in honor of his Turkish counterpart Mehmet Ali Sahin who is the guest of honour of the "Naadam" festival in Ulan Bator.
Speaking during the luncheon, Demberel said this was the first visit on the level of parliament speakers since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Demberel said ties between the two countries were deep rooted and rested on cultural traditions adding that ancestors of the two peoples lived side by side.
He said traces of the Mongolian-Turkish ties could be seen in the monuments of Bilge Khan, Kul-Tegin and Tonyukuk in the Orkhon Valley. He said the relations between the two countries were growing in all areas.
In his part, Mehmet Ali Sahin thanked Mongolian officials for the hospitality displayed during his visit, saying that he felt in his father land.
Sahin said not just relations between the governments of the two countries but relations between the parliaments and the peoples should be promoted.
Referring to the cooperation protocols signed between the two countries, Sahin said it would contribute to the promotion of relations.
Sahin said he hoped the brotherhood between the two countries would last forever.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 12 Temmuz 2010, 10:09