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ULAN-BATOR, July 14. /TASS/. Discussion at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is to encourage the development of European and Asian states, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj on Thursday.
"I want to express confidence that an ASEM forum will be held at a highest level, as you are well-prepared, you have a lot of guests," Medvedev said, adding that the forum will see" a lot of discussion on different issues, topical for the development of both Europe and Asia".
At the start of the talks, Medvedev relayed to the Mongolian leader greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin, also saying he was glad to visit Mongolia which, he said, saw a lot of changes in the recent years.
President Elbegdorj welcomed the Russian delegation in the State Yurt located on the fifth floor of the state residence. The conversation with Medvedev proceeded in Russian.
The upcoming ASEM summit is due in the Mongolian capital on July 15-16 and will mark 20 years since the Asia-Europe meeting dialog process was inaugurated in 1996.