During Thursday’s session of Parliament, MPs discussed nominations for new Mongolian ambassadors to represent Mongolia in foreign countries, as Cabinet and the Foreign Policy Standing Committee have approved the nominees proposed by President Ts.Elbegdorj.
MPs had the opportunity to ask the nominees about plans for their respective diplomatic missions.
Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs G.Tenger, appointed Ambassador of Mongolia to Japan, underlined that he will concentrate on successfully implementing the strategic partnership agreement that has been signed between the governments of Mongolia and Japan.
Director of the Institute of Strategic Studies D.Ganbat, the new Ambassador of Mongolia to Germany, said that despite the two countries having successful cooperation in education and culture, economic cooperation between the two nations is insufficient. As only a few German companies are operating in Mongolia, he will focus on increasing economic cooperation.
Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sciences, and Sports Yo.Otgonbayar, the new Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States, noted that the two countries have successfully developed their political, defense, and humanitarian cooperation, but there should be increased development of economic cooperation between the countries.
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Purevsuren, the new Ambassador of Mongolia to the Swiss Confederation, stressed that as a diplomat works for his or her government’s instructions, under instructions from the Government of Mongolia, he will focus on strengthening relations and cooperation between the two countries.
National Security and Defense Policy Advisor to the President A.Battur, the new Ambassador of Mongolia to France, highlighted that he will actively work on implementing four different megaprojects that will help strengthen economic cooperation between the two nations.
Advisor to the Prime Minister N.Chimguundari, the new Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada, told the MPs that she will take care of the more than 5,000 Mongolians living in Canada, and will pursue establishing a strategic partnership between the two countries.
The MPs instructed the new ambassadors to focus on pursuing investment from their respective countries and to increase trade turnover and economic cooperation. They also asked the newly appointed ambassadors to increase the number of Mongolian students pursuing degrees in the countries they will be working in, protecting people’s rights, and providing Mongolians living abroad with fast and accessible consular services without bureaucracy.
The MPs approved the nominations of all six ambassadors with votes of 60.4 to 100 percent approval, and submitted official notification to President Ts.Elbegdorj that his nominees had been approved to begin their diplomatic service.