Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mongolia Brief July 16, 2014 Part II

China-Mongolia-Russia Economic and Trade Partnership
Forum and Exhibition 2014 to Be Organized in Erlian, Inner
July 16 ( Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) in collaboration with the People's Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region are organizing “China-Mongolia-Russia Economic and Trade Partnership Forum and Exhibition 2014” in Erlian city of Inner Mongolia on August 20-24, 2014.

This year’s Economic and Trade Forum is themed under "Public Trust & Innovation, Development and Cooperation" and will be held in the frames of national manufacturing and import commodity exhibitions and promotion for projects as well as a trade fair.
The trade fair will take place in the newly erected Exhibition Hall in Erlian on August 20-24, so the Project and Forum will convene at the People's Government of Inner Mongolia on August 20-22, 2014.
During the Forum, some local administrative organs and entities from China, Mongolia and Russia will discuss issues of development in trade, investment and partnership focused on mining, infrastructure and other sectors. Also, many projects will be introduced and entrepreneurs need investment will be provided with opportunity to seek partners and tete-a-tete meetings will be also organized.
In conjunction, the 10th Trilateral Business Forum between Mongolian, Russian and Chinese Chambers of Commerce was successfully organized in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in June 2014.

Winners of Traditional Wrestling Tournament in 2014 National Naadam Festival Rewarded with Keys of New SUVs and Apartments
July 16 ( The 2014 National Naadam Festival’s winner in the traditional wrestling tournament, Namsraijav BATSUURI, who achieved a State Lion title after 9 rounds and runner-up, new State Garuda Shirbazar JARGALSAIKHAN have been rewarded with considerable prizes.
The presenting ceremony of grand prix pledged by Toyota Corporation was held at the beginning of Deeltei Mongol Festival, where CEO of East Asia and Oceania Division Toyota Motor Corporation Toshiro Hidaka conferred a key of Toyota Land Cruiser 200 SUV to State Lion N.Batsuuri on July 13, 2014. This year, the Toyota Company has collaborated as an Official Partner of Mongol Naadam and during the presenting ceremony, the Naadam Organizing Committee’s Chairman, Deputy Prime Minister D.Terbishdagva, City Council Chairman D.Battulga, City Mayor E.Bat-Uul and other officials were present.
Also, the Uvs Aimag Council presented a key of 4-room apartment in Ulaanbaatar to State Lion N.Batsuuri, resident of Khovd Sum, Uvs Aimag, wrestler of “Uvs Nuur” arena during the “Uyachdiin Naadam” or Horse Trainers Festival held on July 13, 2014.
So, the Zavkhan Aimag Council awarded the State Garuda Sh.Jargalsaikhan with brand new Lexus 570 SUV and key of 3-room apartment in UB, who was born in Ider Sum, Zavkhan Aimag, wrestler of “Zavkhan” arena and runner-up in the traditional wrestling tournament.
Moreover, the Naadam Organizing Committee rewarded the winner N.Batsuuri with 15 million MNT (Tugrug) and runner-up Sh.Jargalsaikhan with 10 million MNT respectively.

Visa Waiver Agreement between Mongolia and Italy Signed in Rome
July 16 ( An intergovernmental agreement between the Governments of Mongolia and Italy on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic passports was signed in Rome on July 14, 2014.
In the scope of the document, holders of diplomatic passports of both countries are entitled to travel visa free for 90 days or for certain periods within 6 months, reports the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.
On the same day, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Italian Republic, Mr. Shijeekhuu ODONBAATAR held a meeting with Italian side headed by the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Italy Benedetto Della Vedova to discuss issues on bilateral relations and cooperation.
The sides talked about the Mongolia-Italy Intergovernmental Commission Meeting and a consultative meeting between the two Foreign Ministries, ASEM Summit to be hosted in Milan in October 2014, the EXPO 2015 and other issues on furthering bilateral ties.
Mongolia and the Italian Republic have established the diplomatic relations on June 29, 1970.

Ulaanbaatar Partnership International Exhibition 2014
Takes Place in Upcoming September
July 16 ( The 18th edition of Ulaanbaatar Partnership International Exhibition will be taking place at Misheel Expo Center in UB organized by Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) in association with Capital City Administration on September 11-15, 2014.
During the event, Asia-Pacific Summit will be convened at MNCCI, where member companies of Matrade (Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation) and Taitra (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) are pledged to participate.
Preliminary, over 40 entities from Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan as well as Mongolian entrepreneurs have been requesting to take part in order to promote their activities, products and services.
The Exhibition will be displayed in the following categories:
- Construction and building materials
- Banking and credit opportunities
- Machinery and equipment
- Pharmaceutical and medical products
- Wool and cashmere
- Food and food products
- New technologies
- Leather products and souvenirs
- Household appliances
- Jewellery
In Ulaanbaatar Partnership 2013, over 50 companies from China, Japan, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and United States along with Mongolia’s over 90 entities have participated.

Swiss Yodeling Band to Perform in UB Celebrating 50th
Anniversary of Switzerland and Mongolia Diplomatic Relations
July 16 ( The Swiss Confederation and Mongolia are celebrating double anniversaries in 2014, the 50 years of diplomatic relations and 10 years of development cooperation in the scope of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
To commemorate the milestones, a series of celebratory events were launched in Mongolia and Switzerland in May 2014, where the June edition of "Onsite Insights" was focused on the celebrations, including an interview with SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden, who represented Switzerland at the launch of events in Ulaanbaatar on May 21, 2014.
In the frameworks of the July celebration for the 50th anniversary of Swiss and Mongolia diplomatic relations, Jodelchorli Alpsteinblick Abtwil yodeling band from St. Gallen, Switzerland in cooperation with the Mongolian instrumental and singing group “Domog” and the “Bayasgalant” children choir will feature a concert at the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ulaanbaatar on July 26, 2014.
According to organizers, the concert will be staged at 07:00 pm and all benefit will be donated to an orphanage and care center in Ulaanbaatar.

Pizza Hut Mongolia Launches in Ulaanbaatar
July 16 ( The grand opening ceremony of Pizza Hut in Mongolia was held in Ulaanbaatar on July 14, 2014, an American restaurant chain and international franchise, which is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. that first opened its KFC restaurants in UB last year.
The Pizza Hut that offers different styles of pizza along with side dishes including salad, pasta, buffalo wings, breadsticks, garlic bread and desserts was successfully brought to Mongolia by Tavan Bogd Foods LLC, as subsidiary of Tavan Bogd Group.
At the opening ceremony Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Mongolia Mrs. Piper Anne Wind Campbell, Governor of Bayangol District Mr. Demberel OROSOO, General Manager of Yum! Restaurants International, Asia Franchise, Mr. Vipul Chawla, CEO of Tavan Bogd Foods LLC Mrs. Dashdavaa KHULAN and other officials were present.
Pizza Hut Mongolia consists of three main concepts: Dine-In Restaurant, Delivery and Express, and is starting with Delivery and striving to build delivery network to cover subzones of Ulaanbaatar, where infrastructure is developed. Also, the chain’s first restaurant is located in the III-IV micro-district known to be the most bustling area in Ulaanbaatar city and the franchisee plans to open a total of 5 stores in 2014, and orders made only on-line between 10:00 and 24:00.
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