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General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces – First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, congratulated the Mongolian servicemen on Mongolia’s Independence Day.

“I would like to congratulate you and the entire personnel of the national armed forces on the upcoming Independence Day of Mongolia and wish you good health, happiness, prosperity and success in the service for the good of the Fatherland,” said the Chief of the General Staff during a meeting with his Mongolian counterpart, Lieutenant General Dovchisurengiin Ganzorig on Tuesday in Ulaanbaatar.

Valery Gerasimov also noted that the meeting of the heads of the General Staffs of Russia and Mongolia is taking place in the year of the centenary of the formation of the Mongolian armed forces and the centenary of the establishment of Russian-Mongolian diplomatic relations. Over the centuries-long period of cooperation, the two peoples have had a chance to jointly go through a lot, including shoulder to shoulder defending the independence of states on the battlefields.

“The participation of the parade crew of the Mongolian armed forces in the Victory Parade on the territory of the Eastern Military District in Ulan-Ude in May this year paid tribute to the heroic deeds of the Soviet and Mongolian peoples in the joint struggle against the common enemy – fascism. In the context of attempts by Western countries to rewrite the history of the Second World War, it is very important to preserve this memory and fix it in the hearts of young people, ”the deputy head of the Russian military department emphasized.

The meeting of the chiefs of general staffs of the Russian and Mongolian armed forces took place within the framework of the official visit of the chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces to Mongolia.

Also during the official visit, Valery Gerasimov will meet with the President of Mongolia Ukhnagiin Khurelsukh and Defense Minister Gursadiin Saykhanbayar.

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