In Mongolia, Rijiju Pays Respect To Kapilavastu Relics

| Updated: 16 June, 2022 5:20 pm IST


NEW DELHI: On an official visit to Mongolia, Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday paid his respects to holy Kapilavastu relics at Gandan monastery in capital Ulaanbaatar. He was accompanied by President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh on this occasion.

The two leaders also paid respects to Lord Buddha’s holy relics of Mongolia kept alongside Kapilavastu relics.

Speaking on this occasion, the Union law & justice minister said that India helped many countries during the COVID pandemic. “I am delighted to see the people of Mongolia happy today,” he said.

Recounting the history of India-Mongolia relationship, he said that people-to-people as well as economic relations between the two countries are also taking a new shape.

“I wish that more Indians should visit this beautiful country and people-to-people connect enhances in near future,” Rijiju said.

In a statement, Mongolia President Khurelsukh thanked India and minister Rijiju for bringing Lord Buddha’s relics to Mongolia and called it a proof of the “level of spiritual connection” the two countries enjoy.

He also appreciated that India was the first country to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to Mongolia which resulted in saving the lives of thousands of Mongolians.

Calling India one of the most-reliable partners, the Mongolian president said, “The oil refineries being constructed by India in Mongolia is the symbol of growing bilateral relations between India.”

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