LIVE: PM Saikhanbileg hosts PM Narendra Modi and Delegation

Narendra Modi is the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 17, 2015 6:42 pm
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After a successful three-day visit in China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed for Mongolia on Saturday. PM Modi reached Mongolia in the evening.

Live Updates:

5:33 pm: PM Modi wore a Mongolian dress at Mini-Naadam and PM Saikhanbileg returned the favour with this band gala!

4:50 pm: PM Saikhanbileg hosts PM Narendra Modi and Delegation at official residence Ikh Tenger for dinner.

4:02 pm: United in spirit and now also through Yoga. PM Narendra Modi attends prog by Art of Living

3:57 pm: and now PM Narendra Modi tries his hand at Yoochin!

3:30 pm: Narendra Modi played a traditional Mongolian music instrument at Mini Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar

 

2:35 pm:  PM Narendra Modi and PM Saikhanbileg indulge deep in conversation during the Mini-Naadam Festival

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1.00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessed horse racing, traditional wrestling and archery at a mini Naadam festival, taking time off from his hectic schedule.

Modi, dressed in traditional Mongolian attire and sporting a hat, attended the festival with Premier Chimed Saikhanbileg.

11.20 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of IT Centre at Mongolian University of Science and Technology.

The expanded Centre is renamed as the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Centre for Excellence in Information Technology & Communication and Outsourcing.

Watch the foundation stone laying ceremony here:

11.00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues his selfie diplomacy in Mongolia, takes a selfie with Mongolian President Elbegdorj.

10.45 am: Prime Minister also tried his hands on traditional Mongolian musical instrument Morin Khuur,  a gift from President Elbegdorj for him.

10.40 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a formal gesture gifted Mongolian President a rare 13th century manuscript related to the history of Mongols.

10.15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Mongolian President ahead of lunch.

8.50 am: Mongolia is the new bright light of democracy in our world, said PM Narendra Modi while addressing the Mongolian Parliament.

8.45 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the State Great Hural, the Mongolian Parliament. 

Watch PM’s speech live here:

7.50 am: India and Mongolia signed 14 agreements on Sunday after a delegation level talks between the two country.

7.45 am: Prime Minister said, “We are starting a new era in our partnership.”

7.40 am: Prime Minister Modi said, “Mongolia is an integral part of India’s Act East policy. We attach high importance to our security cooperation. Our agreements will deepen cooperation in border security and cyber security.”

7.39 am: India will provide a line of credit of $1 billion to support expansion of Mongolia’s economic capacity and infrastructure

7:35 am: Prime Minister Modi said after the talks with Mongolia PM, “was very pleased during my discussion with the PM today.”

7.30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses media after signing of agreements with Mongolia.

Watch Modi’s address here:

7.15 am: India, Mongolia sign agreements at the State Palace after the delegation level talks end. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mogolian Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg witness the signing of agreements. India on Sunday signed on to a new Strategic Partnership with Mongolia.

7.10 am: Delegation level talks concludes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “India is privileged to be considered as Mongolia’s spiritual neighbour.”

6.15 am: Delegation levels talks begin between India and Mongolia.

6.10 am: Prime Minister inspects the Guard of  Honour in the Mongolian capital at the State Palace.

5.55 am: Prime Minster Narendra Modi handed over a Bodhi tree sapling to Hamba Lama (Chief Abbott) of the Gandan Tegchilen monastery in the Mongolian Capital.

5.45 am: PM Modi did a ‘parikrama’ at the Janraisag Monastery. The monastery is famous as it houses a 26-metre tall statue of Janraisag Buddha.

4.50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Gandan Monastery with the Hamba Lama.

6.55 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first Prime Miniter to visit Mongolia on an official tour.

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