The Presidents of the Mongolian National Olympic Committee (MNOC) and the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) have signed a bilateral co-operation agreement in Taipei.
MNOC head Demchigjav Zagdsuren was joined by CTOC counterpart Hong-Dow Lin at the signing ceremony.
Also in attendance were members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and Mongolian Trade and Economic Representative Office in Taipei.
Through the agreement, the UB Post reports that both Committees will exchange athletes, coaches and researchers and organise joint training.
The MNOC started cooperating with Chinese Taipei in 1994, with Mongolian boxing and freestyle wrestling coaches having previously worked in Taipei.
Mongolia won two medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August, while Chinese Taipei claimed three, including one gold.
Judoka Dorjsürengiin Sumiyaa won silver for Mongolia in the women’s 57 kilograms category before compatriot Dorjnyambuugiin Otgondalai secured bronze in men’s lightweight boxing.
Weightlifter Hsu Shu-ching won top honours for Chinese Taipei in the women’s 53kg category on the same day that fellow countrywomen Le Chien-ying, Lin Shih-chia and Tan Ya-ting secured women’s team archery bronze.
Completing their medal haul was a bronze for weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun in the women’s 58kg category.
Chinese Taipei is due to host the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei and the 2019 East Asian Youth Games in Taichung.