Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Sunday indirectly urged his Mongolian counterpart Batmunkh Battsetseg to join international pressure on Russia in response to its aggression in Ukraine.
In a meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Hayashi told Battsetseg that Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine violates international law and shakes the foundation of international order also in Asia, and therefore global solidarity is strongly required, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi (L) and Mongolian Foreign Minister Batmunkh Battsetseg hold talks in Ulaanbaatar on May 1, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Japan’s Foreign Ministry)(Kyodo)
Battsetseg “gave explanations based on Mongolia’s position,” the ministry said, apparently reflecting Ulaanbaatar’s reluctance to align with Western nations that have imposed severe economic sanctions on Russia.
Besides conveying that position, it was not known…