Harris hosted Mongolian Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrayn at the White House to discuss tourism, mineral trade and space exploration. Noting that “President Biden and I have been to the Indo-Pacific region three times during our tenure,” the vice president spoke of US plans to work with Mongolia on space exploration.
“Today I am pleased to announce that the next steps in our work together will be to further expand our partnership. In particular, we will discuss the work we will do together to strengthen our space cooperation,” Harris said.
“You and I spoke briefly about the beginning of the next era, and for you what this means in terms of your leadership and your vision for the future and of course strengthening our space cooperation will be part of this agenda, including, of course, the use of our space cooperation to think about how we will improve the economic prosperity and development of our countries”, added the US vice president.
The Mongolian prime minister tactfully thanked Harris for the meeting. He remarked that “Mongolia is best known for being the birthplace of Genghis Khan and the great history of the Mongol Empire,” while hailing the United States as his country’s “Polar Star on the Democratic Path” since it became democracy in the 1990s.
This isn’t Harris’s first embarrassing public comment on space. In February, she was ridiculed for an inaccurate description of a space launch when she attended a Congressional Space Medal of Honor ceremony honoring former NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, and Harris tried to paraphrase how they feel. the astronauts. Earlier, the Washington Post reported that some of Harris’s Democrats began questioning her “basic political skills.”