A roundtable meeting on Northeast Asian security is taking place in Ulaanbaatar, from November 14 to 16. Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Northeast Asia and Tsenkher Suld, a Mongolian non-governmental organization, are organizing the meeting to discuss regional issues.
The Vice-Chair of the GPPAC Board and Head of the Secretariat for GPPAC Northeast Asia are being joined by NGOs, scholars, and representatives from North Korea, the United States of America, Russia, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea for the roundtable discussions. The foreign representatives are holding six-party talks on Korean Peninsula security.
Head of the Security and Foreign Policy Standing Committee J.Enkhbayar addressed the meeting’s attendees, noting that since Mongolia announced its status as a nuclear weaponfree zone 24 years ago, the Mongolian legislature approved the Law on Mongolia’s Nuclear Weapon-free Status 16 years ago and Mongolia has been participating in international and regional nuclear weapon-free initiatives. He stated that many other countries support Mongolia’s actions and the United Nations has promoted Mongolian contributions to building security cooperation.
The meeting’s attendees exchanged views on establishing nuclear weapon-free regions in Northeast Asia and Mongolia’s role in these efforts, enhancing the roles of non-governmental organizations, and promoting effective initiatives for strengthening peace.