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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga discussed the coronavirus pandemic among other topics in a videoconference on Friday. Orbán congratulated the Mongolian president on the country’s effective epidemiological measures. Whereas Mongolia has registered only a few hundred cases so far and zero fatalities, it is nevertheless keeping its borders closed and maintaining strict protection measures, the statement noted. Once the pandemic is over, “we’d like to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of our diplomatic relations,” Orbán told the president. Mongolia, the statement added, is a key partner of Hungary in the north-eastern region of Asia, with “exceptionally good” bilateral political and cultural ties. Hungary is keen to boost economic cooperation, the statement noted, adding that the Hungarian embassy in Ulaanbaatar reopened in 2015 as part of Hungary’s policy of opening to the East.