The objective of the French Government is to strengthen cooperation in various fields, especially in the consolidation of projects to obtain supplies of uranium. The French state company Orano has been present in Mongolia for more than 20 years, with mining exploration work.
President Emmanuel Macron paid a symbolic and strategic visit to Mongolia. It is the first time in history that a French president visits this country, located between China and Russia, which has a growing strategic interest in the West.
Its objective is to strengthen cooperation in various fields, especially in the **consolidation of projects to procure uranium. **Macron stressed that this will be done “respecting the best environmental and social standards.”
The French state company Orano has been present in Mongolia for more than 20 years, with mining exploration work. Macron said that France is going to help Mongolia to decarbonise its economy.
The Mongolian president, Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, indicated that in order to carry out what was agreed in the Paris Agreement to contain global warming, the two countries have decided cooperate in the field of nuclear energy and renewable energy.
Mongolia is seen as a small island of democracy in a vast ocean of authoritarian regimes.
The purpose of the trip was also to discuss the fields of the environment, agriculture and the food industryas well as reduce Mongolia’s dependence on its neighbors.
70% of the electricity in France is generated by a park of 46 nuclear reactors, the Government has made a strong commitment to this energy for the coming decades, together with renewables, to achieve the decarbonization of its economy.