On the occasion of the Mongolian Lunar New Year, on Wednesday President Ts.Elbegdorj, Speaker of Parliament M.Enkhbold, Prime Minister J.Erdenebat, and Foreign Affairs Minister Ts.Munkh-Orgil received heads of foreign diplomatic missions and resident representatives of international organizations representing their countries and organizations in Mongolia for the exchange of traditional Mongolian holiday greetings.
In the meeting’s opening remarks, President Ts.Elbegdorj highlighted that Mongolia has played an active role in foreign policy at international and regional levels, including a trilateral meeting between the Mongolian, Russian, and Chinese heads of state; the signing of the World Trade Organization’s trade facilitation agreement; ratification and implementation of an economic partnership agreement with Japan; and ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
He emphasized that Mongolia is working to develop trade and economic cooperation to overcome the nation’s economic challenges, and will closely collaborate with the diplomatic missions in 2017.
Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Kalybek Koblandin, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Mongolia, noted that international organizations and foreign countries have helped provide Mongolian herders facing winter challenges with financial aid and support services.
He also noted that Mongolia successfully hosted the 11th ASEM Summit and made significant achievements last year in global and regional arenas, including Mongolia’s successful peacekeeping activities, fulfillment of the Member of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, ratification of the WTO’s trade agreement, and establishing the International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries.
Ambassador Koblandin stated that he hopes the Think Tank will officially open in Ulaanbaatar this year.