Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 6, 2014 Part II



Embassy of Belarus Opens in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, August 6 (MONTSAME) The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus Mr Stanislav Chepurnoi Wednesday presented his diplomatic credentials to the President Ts.Elbegdorj.

At the same time, the Embassy of Belarus opened in Ulaanbaatar becoming the third Embassy of one of the former Soviet Union’s Republics. Mr Chepurnoi has become the 21st Ambassador to Mongolia.
At the meeting after the presentation, Mr Elbegdorj said the Mongolia-Belarus relations have been intensifying, gaining positive changes since a visit of the Belarusian PM to Mongolia in 2013.
By the intergovernmental talks, our countries have managed to resolve many issues which had not been touched for many years. The opening of the Embassy of Belarus in Mongolia as well as the appointment of the Ambassador mean that Belarus attaches great importance to the relations with Mongolia,"this is a clear example of expanding the ties," Mr Elbegdorj emphasized.
Expressing gratitude to the President for the audience, Mr Chepurnoi affirmed that the bilateral relations have been boosting in recent years, and added that a frequency of high-level mutual visits is increasing thanks to forming a legal environment for the cooperation.
The Ambassador invited again the Mongolian President to Belarus hoping that this will significantly contribute not only to the bilateral political ties, but also to the economic and trade cooperation. Mr Chepurnoi also said his country wants to expand the agricultural cooperation with Mongolia "because Mongolians know well the Belarus-made agricultural machines and techniques".
"We want to cooperate with Mongolia in supplying hi tech products, vehicles, road and construction technologies. We already have started working out specific projects and programmes on the cooperation after the visit of our Prime Minister to Mongolia. The opening of the Embassy is vital to the realization of these plans," Mr Chepurnoi said.
Appreciating proposals on setting up joint factories and enterprises, the leader of Mongolia said the Belarus-made machines and techniques are needed here because our mining, industry and agricultural sectors are expected to boost. He hoped that Mongolia will become a bridge for Belarus to penetrate the Asian market.

US Project Coming to Capital City and Rural Areas

Ulaanbaatar, August 6 (MONTSAME) The United States and Mongolia will conduct humanitarian assistance operations on August 11-16 as part of Operation Pacific Angel- Mongolia (PACANGEL), reported the US Embassy in Mongolia Wednesday.
Operation PACANGEL is a total force, joint and combined humanitarian assistance operation led by United States Pacific Air Forces. PACANGEL 2014 includes general health, dental, optometry, pediatrics, and engineering programs as well as various subject-matter expert exchanges.
Approximately 65 U.S. military members, along with local non-governmental organizations and host nation military forces, will conduct humanitarian assistance operations in Ulaanbaatar and Erdenet cities, and in Bulgan soum as part of this operation. PACANGEL will enhance participating nations’, including Mongolia’s, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities.
Officially in its seventh year, PACANGEL supports U.S. Pacific Command’s capacity-building efforts by partnering with other governments, non-governmental agencies and multilateral militaries in the respective region to provide medical, dental, optometry, and engineering assistance to their citizens. This operation will be used to improve and build relationships in the event of future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. Since 2007, U.S. military members, together with host nation military and civilian personnel throughout the region, have improved the lives of tens of thousands of people through PACANGEL operations.

Foreign Minister Meets S.Korea’s Ambassador

Ulaanbaatar, August 6 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia L.Bold Tuesday received Mr Lee Tae-ro, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Mongolia.
At the meeting, which ran in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the dignitaries discussed issues of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Mongolia-S.Korea diplomatic relations next year and easing terms of inter-citizen mutual visits.

Mongolia Participates in Tank Biathlon World Championship

Ulaanbaatar, August 6 (MONTSAME) Servicemen of the Mongolian Armed Forces are competing in the 2014 Tank Biathlon World Championship which kicked off Monday in the “Alabino” exercise field near Russian Moscow.
The military competitions have brought together teams from Angola, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kuwait, Mongolia, Russia and Serbia. Some 20 countries have sent observes, says a spokesman of Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Each country is represented by four crews--three main and one backup.
All countries except China are taking part in the events with Russian-made T-72B tanks, brightly painted in four types of camouflage color--yellow, red, blue and green. The Mongolian crew uses red tanks.
The championship is running in four stages--individual race, the sprint, the pursuit race and relay race.
The championship will finish on August 16.

Stock exchange news for August 6

Ulaanbaatar, August 6 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades held Wednesday, a total of 40 thousand and 838 shares of 11 JSCs were traded costing MNT 26 million 234 thousand and 965.00.
"State Department Store” /24 thousand and 143 units/, "Hai Bi Oil” /10 thousand and 106 units/, "Remikon” /2,866 units/, "Mongolia Development” /2,008 units/ and "APU” /788 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value--"State Department Store” (MNT 13 million 520 thousand and 080), "Hai Bi Oil” (MNT four million 042 thousand and 400), "Tavantolgoi” (MNT three million 154 thousand and 020), "APU” (MNT three million 085 thousand and 155) and "Mongolia Development” (MNT one million 305 thousand and 200).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 592 billion 474 million 445 thousand and 136. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 15,818.48, increasing by MNT 64.76 or 0.41% against the previous day.

German motorcyclist travelers arrive in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, August 6 (MONTSAME) Participants of the Berlin-UB motor travellers-2014 group arrived Tuesday in Ulaanbaatar.
This trip is organized by Mongolia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in frames of the 40th anniversary of the Mongolia-Germany diplomatic relations. The motorists were received in Bayangol district that has a partnership with Schoenefeld district of Berlin.
The group of 19 from Germany and two from Luxemburg started the trip on July 19 from Schoenefeld district. To reach us, they have covered eight thous. kilometers passing Mazur of Poland and Russian  Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Yakutia and the Lake Baikal. 
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