Top Legislator Li Zhanshu called on Wednesday for further strengthening political mutual trust between China and Mongolia and boosting the alignment of the Chinese Belt & Road Initiative and Mongolia’s “Steppe Road “program in the post-pandemic period, to promote development of the countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership.

Li, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, made the remark in talks with Gombojav Zandanshatar Chairman of the State Great Hural, which is Mongolia’s Parliament, via video link.

Li hailed the bilateral ties in recent years, saying the high-level exchanges between the two countries are frequent and characterized by enhanced mutual trust, fruitful economic and trade cooperation and closer people-to-people bonds.