On August 21, Minister of Road and Transport Development L.Khaltar received Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Mongolia Jiří Brodský and Head of the Commerce and Economic Section at the Embassy Iva Šustáková.
At the meeting, Minister L.Khaltar put forth a request for support in accelerating the work on the agreement between the two governments on international road transport relations to be established between the Transport Ministries of the two countries.
He also expressed his interest in preparing civil aviation specialists in the Czech Republic and inviting Czech specialists to Mongolia to organize training in aims of utilizing the old airport as a repair center and training base as well as an airport to receive chartered flights for reasons such as medical emergencies.
Noting the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Czech Republic, the Minister highlighted the development of bilateral relations and partnership in various sectors.
He then underlined the successful organization of a direct flight en route Prague – Ulaanbaatar to bring back Mongolia nationals, expressing gratitude to the Ambassador as well as the embassy staff and the Czech government for providing support in conducting the flight that brought back 249 citizens from Czech and other European countries.
Despite the establishment of an agreement on direct flights between Mongolia and the Czech Republic in 2017, direct flights have yet to be officially conducted. Thus, the charter flight is considered to be the beginning of regular direct flights to be organized in the future, he highlighted.
In turn, Ambassador J.Brodský emphasized the opportunity to comprehensively resolve several matters in the transport sector by implementing various projects on new railroads as well as the renovation of local airports.
Noting the direct flight’s significance due to the number of Mongolian nationals living in the country, he then expressed readiness in providing the airline company, ‘Eznis Airways’, that acquired the right to conduct direct flights to the country with the necessary preparations.