The US President Mr. Donald Trump welcomed the President of Mongolia and Mongolian Judo Association President Battulga Khaltmaa to the White House on Wednesday.

The historic meeting between the two leaders started with President Trump welcoming President Battulga to pose for photos before entering the Oval Office.

President Trump said Mongolia produced "great fighters, great wrestlers, great champions."

Mr. Battulga, who was elected as Mongolia’s Head of State in 2017, is well-known for his passion for judo and is regularly present during major IJF events including the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and 2018 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Mr. Trump himself attended the IJF Veteran World Championships at his Doral Resort in Miami in 2012.

Mr. Battulga also used his US trip to catch up with a number of former Mongolian judo champions who now reside in the country.

Sanjaasuren Myaragchaa, Sainjargal Nyam-Ochir, Damdin Suldbayar, Dorjderem Munkhbayasgalan were among the distinguished former national team members who were greeted by the Mongolian leader.

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