Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 1, 2014 Part I



Ambassador S.Enkhbat Presents Letter of Credence to King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
September 1 (infomongolia.com) A non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mr. Sodnom ENKHBAT has presented a Letter of Credence to the King of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on August 29, 2014.

In April 2014, Ambassador S.Enkhbat had handed over a copy of paper of the credentials to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to represent Mongolia in the country.
During the credential handing ceremony, newly accredited Ambassador S.Enkhbat conveyed greetings of Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj to the King of Saudi Arabia Mr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Newly accredited envoy S.Enkhbat is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia with residency in the State of Kuwait since April 2013, he also represents Mongolia to the State of Qatar since April 2013 and to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since April 2014.
Mongolia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have established the diplomatic relations on February 12, 2007.
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“Responsibility, Monitoring and Implementation” Online Meeting Runs
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 1 (MONTSAME) The Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag has named the works delaying and strictly obliged all related official to maximize their responsibilities.
It happened at the above-named online monthly meeting on last Friday. The PM sounded some interesting statistics, saying, for example, that at all seven meeting, run this year, present were only State Secretaries of the Ministries of Health, of Construction and Urban Development, and of Industry and Agriculture. Vice Ministers of Justice and of Road and Construction missed the meeting six times; the Vice Ministers of Environment and Green Development and of Construction and Urban Development--four times; State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs--five times; State Secretary of the Defense Ministry--four times; and State Secretary of the Economic Development--three times, he noted. "The monthly meeting provides the participants with the latest information about a course of vital works and with directions correlating works of the state bodies, so the cabinet members must make related officials taker part in the meeting," the PM stressed.
He went on that considered by the cabinet reports works, aimed at activating the national economy, will be delivered to MPs and the party factions. The cabinet is focusing on a draft budget, he added. Lists of agendas regarding works on the visit of China’s President and the forthcoming visit of the Russian President must be promptly sent to the cabinet for a discussion, he said.  
The construction of roads that will connect some aimags' centers to the UB city are in delay. An executor of the road from Dornod aimag has not been selected yet after a previous executor had cancelled a contract, the Premier stressed.
Roads to Omnogobi and Sukhbaatar aimags are expected to complete by this September/October, but the Dornod's road cannot be finished within this year, the Ministry of Road and Construction said.
The Ministry of Energy reported that annexes of the 4th thermal power station will be put into use by this November 15, and that a first furnace of the “Amgalan” power station of 300MWT will come into use this November.
The Premier criticized that the Ministry of Economic Development and the Development Bank of Mongolia are delaying some works. “Some 150 billion Togrog out of 275 billion for the 888 projects are still in commercial banks, you must impose responsibilities upon these banks, they are putting obstacles to the projects on import substitution industry," he underlined.
Then he criticized a poor implementation of a programme on forests cleaning and ordered the Ministry of Environment and Green Development to quickly present a course of this programme.

Pencho Ivankin Appointed as Honorary Consul of Mongolia to Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
September 1 (infomongolia.com) On August 28, 2014, an official ceremony of launching an Honorary Consulate of Mongolia to Blagoevgrad city of Bulgaria was held in Sofia.
Th e Honorary Consul of Mongolia to Blagoevgrad is appointed as Mr. Pencho Ivankin, General Manager of Balkan Consult Commerce Co.
At the ceremony, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Lkhamsuren DUGERJAV and Director of Asia, Australia and Oceania Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Mr. Angel Orbetsov have delivered opening remarks and consular patent and stamp were conferred to newly promoted Honorary Consul Pencho Ivankin.
Ph.D. Pencho Ivankin is the first Honorary Consul to represent Mongolia in Blagoevgrad and during the event he noted to protect rights and privileges of Mongolian nationals residing in this country, moreover, to develop Mongolia-Bulgaria relations at all potential levels and to contribute his role promoting Mongolia.
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Ambassador of Mongolia to Principality of Liechtenstein Accredited by Hereditary Prince Alois Philipp Maria
September 1 (infomongolia.com) On August 29, 2014, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Principality of Liechtenstein, Mr. Vaanchig PUREVDORJ has presented a Letter of Credence to the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein Alois Philipp Maria.
During the credential handing ceremony, newly accredited Ambassador V.Purevdorj extended greetings of Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj and pledged to develop Mongolia- Liechtenstein relations at all potential spheres.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary V.Purevdorj has been representing Mongolia to the Swiss Confederation since July 2014 with residency in Geneva and serves as the Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva since December 2013.
Mongolia and the Principality of Liechtenstein have established the diplomatic relations on March 18, 1998.
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Turkish Government Grants Scholarships
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 1 (MONTSAME) The Government of Turkey have given 45 scholarships to Mongolians to study in Turkish universities starting from 2014-2015 academic year onwards. 
An undergraduates programme will involve 28 students, master degree's--14, and doctorate's--three. These students will be provided with monthly stipends, dormitory, free health service and social insurance. The scholarships cover five years, including one year of Turkish language course.
The students with government scholarships study in universities of own choice, in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir cities. Internships are allowed in every field of study.
Currently, 900 Mongolian students are studying in this country, 350 of them have the government scholarships. Every year, students from 170 countries apply for the scholarship programme, a selection is conducted by the Authority for Turkish Nationals Overseas and Brother Countries. The scholarship website provides applications, all dates and deadlines are announced through the Embassies of Turkey. Mongolian students granted the government scholarships major in economics, engineering, politics, medical sciences, social sciences, Turkish studies, literature, banking and finance, and others.
Moreover, the Turkish Armed forces have given 11 scholarships to students of our University of Defense, the Police Academy of Turkey also grants scholarships every year.

Mongol Children's International Festival V will be held
September 1 (news.mn) The Mongol Children's International Festival V will be held in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, from September 2-5th.
Teenage athletes from Mongolia, Buryatia, and Inner Mongolia will compete in eight sports.
Mongolia has sent a team of 165, including athletes, coaches and officials, to the Mongol Children's International Festival.
Mongolian teenage basketball player B.Avirmed from Uvs aimag has been appointed flag bearer of Mongolia at the festival. B.Avirmed was ranked 5th at the World Youth Basketball Championships and 9th at the 2014 Continental Cup tournament. He was also a national youth team player in the State Youth Basketball Championships.

Good start and ending at WJC
September 1 (news.mn) Mongolian judokas performed well at the 2014 World Judo Championships held at Tractor Ice Arena in Chelyabinsk, Russia, from August 24th-31st.
A total of 639 judokas from 110 countries featured strong competition at the 2014 WJC. Some West African athletes withdrew from the WJC as the results of discrimination they faced due to the spread of the ebola virus in West Africa.
The Mongolian national men's and women's teams of each 9 successfully participated in the 2014 WJC. On the first day of the tournament, Mongolian judoka G.Boldbaatar (men's 60 kg) seized the gold medal and national judo team was ranked 6th among the teams from 110 countries. D.Sumiya ranked 5th in the women's 57 kg event on the final day. The Mongolian national women's team claimed the silver medal, leaving Kazakhstan, Cuba and Poland behind.  In the final round, the women's judo team competed against France for the gold but lost with 2:3.
The Mongolian team is one of the few teams going home with a gold medal. The 2014 WJC host country's Russian team was ranked 11th, with two silver and six bronze wins.
The 2015 WJC will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Mongolia Finishes 2014 World Judo Championships with 1 Gold and 1 Silver Medals Standing at 5th Place
September 1 (infomongolia.com) On Sunday, August 31, the 2014 World Judo Championships successfully ended with Team competitions in Chelyabinsk, Russia, where the best 16 teams in both Men's and Women's categories have competed for championship title representing with its 5 judokas each team.
Mongolian Men’s Team finished the competition in their first round defeating to the Team of Japan by 0:5, who became the winner of Men’s Team Tournament, but our Women’s Team showed brilliant results reaching the final.
In the Gold medal contest, Mongolian Women’s Team faced against the Team of France, but lost to French team by 2:3 in the last decisive match of Women’s 78 kg.
The Bronze medals were taken by Japan and Germany.
Consequently, Mongolian National Team finishes the 2014 World Judo Championships with one Gold by G.Boldbaatar (Men’s 60 kg), one Silver medal by Women’s Team and fifth place by D.Sumiya (Women’s 57 kg) and stood at the Fifth Place of Medal Summary.
Final Results for Women’s Team
1. France
2. Mongolia
3. Germany
3. Japan
5. Poland
5. Russia
7. Slovenia
7. Cuba
Final Results for Men’s Team
1. Japan
2. Russia
3. Germany
3. Georgia
5. Kazakhstan
5. Brazil
7. China
7. Cuba
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