Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 17, 2014 Part I



Minister of Labor at Worldskills General Assembly
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 17 (MONTSAME) Mongolia has become the 69th member of the WolrdSkills General Assembly. 

At the event, which is running in Lucerne of Swiss Confederation, Mongolia is represented by the Minister of labor Ya.Sanjmyatav, a director of Management Department for Policy Implementation on Professional Training of the Ministry M.Jadamba, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Switzerland B.Purevdorj. 
During the GA, Mongolia’s membership in the WorldSkills International was assured and a right was issued to participate in the 44th World Skills Olympics, which will be held in San Paolo of Brazil in 2015. The Assembly is discussing the rules and regulations of this tournament, making introduction on new member-countries, advertizing an importance and trends of the tournament, and is to present the requirements for its host country. In the World Skills Olympics, participation is expected of some 1,000 youngsters from 72 countries in 46 professional categories, Mongolia is preparing its people to compete in nine categories. 

Premier Meets ILO Delegation
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 17 (MONTSAME) The Prime Minister of Mongolia N.Altankhuyag Tuesday received a delegation led by Mr Yoshiteru Uramato, a Regional Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Asia Pacific.
The sides exchanged views on chances to involve Mongolia in projects and programmes which focus on competitive responsible industrialization and on promotion of skills for specializing the economy and trade. These issues had been discussed by the Premier during his participation in the ILO Summit this June in Geneva of Switzerland.
Mr Uramato pointed out that the ILO can implement projects and programmes for the industries of cashmere, wool and agricultural products in Mongolia in order to improve the potential of small- and middle-sized businessmen and to regulate the ties between employers and employees.
The ILO projects and programmes will contribute to empowering the small- and middle-sized productions and to specialize the national economy, the Premier said and emphasized that the government supported a proposal of the ILO and will collaborate with the trade unions and employers’ bodies in creating the Mongolian participation in the projects and programmes.

Mongolia Supports Iraq in Its Efforts to Eliminate Terrorist Group Islamic State in Iraq and Levant
September 17 (infomongolia.com) On September 17, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia released a statement regarding current situation in Iraq, which is posing a serious threat to international peace and security.
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia Mongolia, as a country which attaches importance to peace and security in the Middle East, firmly believes that the operation perpetrated and serious threats caused by the terrorist group named the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) should be immediately stopped. In this regard, Mongolia welcomes the outcome of the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq held in Paris, France on September 15, 2014.
Mongolia calls for the international community to take resolute actions and resolve this issue comprehensively in compliance with the UN Charter and the UN Security Council Resolutions on the fight against global terrorism through rigorous discussions with no delay at this UN General Assembly.
Mongolia has been consistently supporting joint efforts of the international community against global terrorism and will continue to stand for this cause.
Related:
MFA: Mongolia against Actions of ISILMontsame, September 17

Mongolia’s Men Junior Team Wins Gold at 51st World Shooting Championship
September 17 (infomongolia.com) It was previously reported that at the 51st ISSF World Championship that features Olympic and non-Olympic shooting competitions including junior events in Granada, Spain, Mongolia won a Silver medal in the 25m Pistol Women Team tournament held on September 09, 2014.
So on September 16, Mongolia’s junior team comprised of Ganbaatar BUYANBAATAR, Oyun TUGULDUR and Shargal BUYANZAYA achieved a Gold medal in the 25m Standard Pistol Men Junior Team competition with total points of 1660.
In this category, the Junior Team of Switzerland (1651) took Silver and the team of the PR of China (1650) grabbed a Bronze medal.
As of individual shooting scores of Mongolian Junior Team, G.Buyanbaatar stood at the 7th place with 554 pts, O.Tuguldur at the 9th place (553 pts) and Sh.Buyanzaya at the 10th place with 553 pts respectively.
This is the first and Gold medal succeeded by Mongolian male junior shooters from the World Championship and at the previous World edition, IMS Tsagaandalai KHONGORZUL won a Gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol Women Junior during the 50th ISSF World Championship held in Munich, Germany in 2010.
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Mongolian Ambassador attends OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum
September 17 (news.mn) The Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Office in Vienna and other international organizations, Ambassador G.Batjargal, chaired a Mongolian delegation at the 22nd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum in Prague, from September 10-12th.
The meeting of the 22nd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum was held under Swiss OSCE chairmanship on “Responding to environmental challenges with a view to promoting co-operation and security in the OSCE area”.
Swiss Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Didier Burkhalter, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek, government officials, representatives of civil society, and members of business and academic communities from 57 OSCE countries were present at the meeting.

Another UB driver's license suspended after destroying public property
September 17 (news.mn) Last week, Metropolitan Traffic Police suspended a driver's license for two years after parking on a flowerbed in Ulaanbaatar. A second driver is now facing the same penalty after parking his car on public lawn after failing to find a parking spot.
The driver of the Land Cruiser complained to the authorities that he parked the car on the city's grass because he could not find a parking spot, and hesitated to comply with the traffic police officers' decision.
Social media users react promptly with objections to the actions taken by these drivers and demand that more violations of this nature be investigated.

President presents Ajaa Gegeen with the Gold Star
September 17 (news.mn) In accordance with a decree by the President of Mongolia, head of the NGO, “Энэрэл нигүүсэл оюун билгийн төв”, who is known as Ajaa Gegeen, was bestowed with the Gold Star for his role and efforts in charitable projects in Mongolia. President Ts.Elbegdorj presented Ajaa Gegeen with the Gold Star at the Government House on September 16th.
After receiving the Gold Star, Ajaa Gegeen said, “I am glad that the President of Mongolia presented the award himself, it's such a blessed day. I built a children's center for cancer and blood diseases. But it was not built only by me, but also from the support and donations from many well-wishers. So, I think this is award for the common good.”
With the initiative and funding by Ajaa Gegeen, the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disease was built at the National Center for Maternal and Children's Health.

MSE Proposes EBRD to Develop Mongolian Capital Market
September 17 (infomongolia.com) On September 16, 2014, the Acting CEO of Mongolian Stock Exchange (MSE) Davaasuren ANGAR met the Head of Ulaanbaatar Office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Matthieu Le Blan and handed over an official request letter to develop Mongolian capital market with EBRD.
In September 2013, the Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of Mongolia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on “Local Currency Lending Programme” with the EBRD and under the MoU, the document cites the bank’s role to develop Mongolian capital market and implementation of the program.
Thereof, the request letter is addressed to the EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti by the Minister of Finance Ch.Ulaan in order to implement the program efficiently.
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“Steppes of New Silk Road” to Boost Partnership between two Aimags of China and Mongolia
September 17 (infomongolia.com) Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China are celebrating the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and the 20th anniversary of the Treaty on Friendly Relations and Cooperation between the two countries in 2014.
In the frameworks many events are being organized in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres and in the scope of the partnership programs, governing administrations of Xilingol (Xilinguole) Aimag of Inner Mongolia, China and Sukhbaatar Aimag of Mongolia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in June 2014.
Under the MoU, the two organs are organizing a joint exhibition and fair trade namely “Steppes of the New Silk Road” that aims to broaden collaboration in Baruun Urt, Sukhbaatar Aimag on September 18-22, 2014.
The exhibition and trade is focused to promote consumer goods, advanced technology and equipment of China as well as to exchange experiences and boost partnership between the Xilingol and Sukhbaatar Aimags, where over 20 entities from guest participants are to attend.

Honorary Consuls of Mongolia Meet in Ulaanbaatar
September 17 (infomongolia.com) The Ninth Consultative Meeting of the Honorary Consuls of Mongolia is being organized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar on September 17-18, 2014.
The biennial meeting discusses guidelines for actions for the next two years, certain issues concerning the implementation of the Government Program, provides work instructions and presents newly enacted laws of Mongolia. The meeting is resulted in issuing a protocol on agenda to be implemented.
On September 17, the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Security and Foreign Policy have received the Honorary Consuls in the Government House and on the following day, the latter will have a meeting to be hosted by Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Invest Mongolia Agency.
The first ever Honorary Consul of Mongolia was assigned in 1992. Today, 72 nationals of 44 countries work as Honorary Consuls of Mongolia, reports the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Related:
Honorary Consuls of Mongolia Gather HereMontsame, September 17

Tribute to 44-Year Leader Tsedenbal
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 17 (MONTSAME) The related bodies and organizations marked September 17 a 98th birthday of Tsedenbal Yumjaa, a former political figure and leader of Mongolia who ruled our socialist country for more than 40 years.
Present at the statue to Tsedenbal in Ulaanbaatar were representatives of Mongolian People’s Party, Ubs province, where he was born, his brother and sister, and his granddaughter Anastasia Tsedenbal.  Secretary-general of MPP J.Munkhbat said that Yu.Tsedenbal "was a deputy-director of referendum commission in 1945, he assured Mongolia’s independence on international level, had the UN accept Mongolia as its member". "His merits are successful determination of border agreements with China in 1963 and with the USSR in 1977, his leadership was great in times of great construction such as cultivation of virgin lands, people full literacy, health". "The historic pride that Mongolia had been acknowledged by the UNESCO as the first country in Asia to reach a total literacy is also thanks to his efforts”. 
Speeches were also given by Ph.D S.Galsan, Tsedenbal Academy, and Ch.Ulaan,l the Minister of finance.
Anastasia said she was born after Tsedenbal’s "retirement from the office of secretary-general of the MPRP in 1984", thus she remembers him as an ordinary, caring grandfather. Anastasia thanked Mongolian government "for respecting Tsedenbal".
The 100th anniversary of Tsedenbal in 2016 will be marked, said the MPP official.
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