President of the Mongolian People"s Party Batbold Sukhbaatar met here Monday with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) led by Liu Jieyi, vice head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Batbold, who is also Mongolia"s prime minister, said the Mongolia-China partnership of good neighborhood and mutual trust developed smoothly in recent years, and the communications and cooperation in various fields between the two parties and two countries were deepening.

He said developing friendly ties with China is one of the main priorities of Mongolia"s foreign policy, and is in the two peoples" interests.

Liu said that the partnership of good neighborhood and mutual trust between China and Mongolia has developed well in recent years. The two sides have kept high-level exchanges, realized development in economic and trade cooperation, enhanced cultural and educational exchanges, strengthened security cooperation, and coordinated closely in international and regional affairs.

China is willing to make joint efforts with Mongolia to enforce the consensus reached by the two countries" leaders, address each other"s core interests and major concerns, strengthen pragmatic cooperation so as to push forward bilateral ties to a new high, he added.

The CPC delegation arrived here on Sunday for a four-day visit.