Today, Vice President Biden met with Mongolian Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg at the White House. In the meeting, the Vice President congratulated Mongolia on twenty-five years of democracy. The Vice President thanked Mongolia for its important contributions to Afghanistan and peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and elsewhere. Vice President Biden and Prime Minister Saikhanbileg discussed our mutual interest in expanding bilateral commercial and investment ties. To that end, the Vice President encouraged and expressed support for Mongolia’s efforts to reform its economy. The Vice President and Prime Minister reaffirmed both countries’ commitment to broadening and strengthening the bilateral relationship, based on shared values and common interests, in the months and years to come.