Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mongolia Brief June 24, 2014 Part V



P.Tsagaan meets IRI delegation

Ulaanbaatar, June 24 (MONTSAME) Head of the Presidential Office P.Tsagaan Monday received a delegation of the International Republican Institute (IRI).

The delegation included Ms Gretchen A.Kunze, a country representative of the IRI to Mongolia, and Ms Ashleigh Whelan, a senior advisor/deputy director of the Democratic Governance at IRI.
Recently appointed the IRI country director for Mongolia, Ms Kunze expressed a satisfaction with the cooperation between Mongolia and the IRI in democracy, and focused on actions and activities of Mongolia to combat corruption, deepen the democratic reforms, share democratic experiences with other countries.
Mr Tsagaan wished the IRI country director successes and said Mongolia always thanks the IRI and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for helping Mongolia in transferring to the democratic and market-economy system.
Ms Kunze said great changes happened in Mongolia in the last 24 years and appreciated Mongolia’s success in realizing its own democracy and becoming a good example in its region.
The Presidential Office head noted that the action of transmitting into the smart government from big government launched at an initiative of the President Ts.Elbegdorj, in addition, works have started to transfer into the direct democracy from the electoral democracy and to ensure civil participation as well as the direct democracy nationwide, he emphasized.

Elbegdorj sends message to UN Environment Assembly

Ulaanbaatar, June 24 (MONTSAME) The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj sent a message addressing the participants of the UN Environment Assembly.
At a time when the entire humanity is caring to protect the environment and the mother earth and inherit them to our future generations way deeper than before the significance of policy and activities to be pursued by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) would be much broader, the message says.
While preserving and protecting the pasture based animal husbandry, traditional cultural heritages and nomadic civilization in an effort to encouraging environmentally conducive socio-economic development the State and Government of Mongolia  have recently adopted their “Green Development Policy” and joined into the Partnership For Green Economy (PAGE), the message went on. “This is a matter of utmost pleasure to note that we are looking forward to encourage and support every initiative for the sake of climate change and natural environment to be put forwarded by the  United Nations Environment Assembly of the UNEP,  which you all are  providing leadership in the coming years”.
At the end of the message, the President offers the participants and the UNEP‘s multifaceted activities greater success and well-being.
The United Nations Environment Assembly convenes its first ever session on June 23-27 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Stock exchange news for June 24

Ulaanbaatar, June 24 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades held Tuesday, a total of 12 thousand and 457 shares of 12 JSCs were traded costing MNT six million 679 thousand and 066.00.
"Merex” /4,980 units/, "Hermes center" /4,022 units/, "Remikon” /2,000 units/, "E-trans logistics" /1,000 units/ and "Tavantolgoi” /201 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value--"Suu” (MNT two million and 450 thousand), "Darkhan nekhii" (MNT one million 265 thousand and 600), "Tavan Tolgoi” (MNT 966 thousand and 149), "Hermes center” (MNT 623 thousand and 457) and "Merex” (MNT 528 thousand and 100).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 540 billion 774 million 950 thousand and 319. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 15,243.17, decreasing by MNT 90.20 or 0.59% against the previous day.

Mongolian Speaker and Russia’s Federation Council Chairwoman release joint statement

June 24 (news.mn) The Speaker of Mongolian Parliament, Z.Enkhbold, and the Federation Council`s Chairwoman of Russia, Mrs. Valentina Matviyenko, who is on an official visit to Mongolia, made a joint statement during a press conference on June 23rd.
Speaker Z.Enkhbold stated that the visit to Mongolia by the Federation Council`s Chairwoman of Russia has been successful.
Speaker Z.Enkhbold noted that bilateral relations on politics, inter-parliamentary relations, trade, economy, culture, science, education and transit shipment were discussed at the meeting. Further measures to be taken to boost the effectiveness of bilateral cooperation in the border areas of both countries were also discussed.
The Speaker emphasized that both parties will endeavor to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Khalkh Gol battle with wide reaching participation from both countries. Speaker Z.Enkhbold stated that the agreement is significant to deepen relations and cooperation between the legislatures of Mongolia and Russia and he added that establishing a group in the Federal Council of Russia to communicate with the Mongolian Parliament will contribute to raising the level of relations between the Parliaments of the two countries. The Speaker then said it is significant to keep such an active cooperation between the legislatures of the two countries and intensify the meetings and agreements for the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Federation Council`s Chairwoman Mrs. Valentina Matviyenko said in the joint statement that, first of all, she appreciated the warm welcome given by the hosts. She continued to say that they are satisfied with relations between Mongolia and Russia being at a high level and that Parliament`s role in bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries has become greater. The Chairwoman then said they intend to strengthen inter-parliamentary relations during their visit and that the visit aims to strengthen and deepen relations with Mongolia. Chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko ended by saying that strengthening relations with Mongolia is the Federation’s and Russian President V.Putin`s will.
During the press conference press and media received answers to their questions from Chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko.

New Circus Center artists win Silver Elephant Prize

June 24 (news.mn) Artists from Mongolia`s New Circus Center won the Silver Elephant Prize from the IV International Youth Festival of Circus Arts "Baby Mammoth" that took place in Yakutsk between June 19th and 21st. Artists from Mongolia`s New Circus Center amazed the audience with incredible balance shows. Over 60 artists from 10 countries including Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Vietnam and from different cities of Russia were invited to the capital of Yakutia.
Yakut’s “Sakha Diamond” circus won the Golden Elephant Prize of the IV International Youth Festival of Circus Arts "Baby Mammoth" with their acrobatics show.
Three Mongolian artists from the New Circus Center: 16 year-old N.Anujargal, 18 year-old E.Khulan and 17 year-old B.Serchmaa, performed their best balance and contortion performances at the festival.
This is the second time that the artists from the New Circus Center of Mongolia have participated successfully at the International Youth Festival of Circus Arts "Baby Mammoth".
The international festival of circus art is aimed at introducing young talent, to stimulate the search for new forms of creativity and to provide promotion for traditional cultural values.

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