After wooing ‘Red Dragon’, Modi lands in Genghis’ land


Shanghai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Mongolian capital Ulan Bator on Saturday on the second leg of his three-nation tour.

“A 60 years wait ends. PM @narendramodi arrives in Ulaanbaatar. This is the first ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to Mongolia,” tweeted MEA spokesperson Vikas Swaru

During his day-long visit in Mongolia on Sunday, Modi will present a sapling of the Bodhi tree to the chief abbot of the Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator.

He will meet Mongolian Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg for talks after which several agreements are to be inked, IANS reported.

He will address the Mongolian parliament, which will be opened on a holiday in a special gesture. Modi will also meet the speaker.

He will meet President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and will attend a banquet lunch in his honour.

Modi will later lay the foundation stone for an IT centre and attend a mini Naadam festival – a national sporting festival and watch wrestling, archery and horse racing events in an open arena. He is also to address a community reception and banquet in Ulan Bator. From Mongolia, he will travel to South Korea.