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Brussels, 22 March 2013
Statement by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso, on his visit to Mongolia
"It is with regret that I had to postpone my visit to Mongolia. I just spoke on the phone with President Elbegdorj to whom I explained that the on-going efforts to find a solution for the financial situation of Cyprus require my presence in Brussels. I would like to thank President Elbegdorj and Prime Minister Altankhuyag for their understanding and look forward to the rescheduling of the visit at the earliest possible opportunity. Our relations are growing and we want to cement them with an early signature of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement"