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Mongolia Brief December 5, 2014



Structure of New Cabinet Approved
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, December 5 (MONTSAME) A plenary meeting of the parliamentary session on Thursday evening adopted draft laws on a structure of the cabinet, on a composition of the cabinet, and related to them other draft laws and resolutions.

Accordingly, the cabinet is to have 19 members--the PM, the Deputy PM, the Minister of Mongolia, the head of the Cabinet Secretariat for Government, the Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism; the Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Minister of Finance; the Minister of Justice; the Minister of Industry; the Minister of Defense; the Minister of Construction and Urban Development; the Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences; the Minister of Road and Transportation; the Minister of Mining; the Minister of Labour; the Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare; the Minister of Food and Agriculture; the Minister of Energy; the Minister of Health and Sport.
Ending the plenary meeting, the Speaker Z.Enkhbold said the PM becomes now able to submit to parliament his proposal on appointing Ministers within December 5.

David Cameron Congratulates Prime Minister
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, December 5 (MONTSAME) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Mr David Cameron sent a congratulatory letter to his Mongolian counterpart Ch.Saikhanbileg on December 5.
Mr Cameron congratulates Ch.Saikhanbileg on being appointed the Prime Minister and expresses a willingness to continue cooperating with him to deepen and intensify the longtime friendly relations and cooperation between Mongolia and Great Britain.
The British Premier also says he is confident in the future of economic collaboration and promises to cooperate with Mongolia in international peacekeeping operations and to support the organization of the ASEM Summit in Mongolia in 2016.

D.Gankhuyag at OSCE Meeting
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, December 5 (MONTSAME) A delegation headed by Mr D.Gankhuyag, the Acting Vice Minister of External Relations and Economic Cooperation, is participating in the 21st OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting in Basel of Switzerland.
The first day of the meeting was dedicated to a theme "Overcoming security crisis in Europe: Further direction", the second day ran under "Combating terrorism: Common challenges within OSCE and out of the organization" theme.
Mr Gankhuyag also held meetings with Mr Didier Burkhalter, the Foreign Minister of Switzerland and the OSCE Chairman-in-Office; Mr Ilkka Kanerva, the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly; Ms Dunja Mijatovic, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media; and representatives of Macedonia and Monaco, to exchange views on the regional security and the bilateral cooperation.
Since becoming a Participating State of the OSCE in 2012, Mongolia has been actively cooperating with the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the Democratic Institute, human rights service and other services.
Mongolia will host the autumn session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly next year which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act. In a first quarter of 2015, Mongolia will chair the OSCE Security Cooperation Forum.
The OSCE Minister Council Meeting will last until Friday.

Open Discussion "About Mongolia-Czech Republic Relations and Cooperation" Runs
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, December 5 (MONTSAME) In anticipation of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Czech Republic, this discussion was organized December 2 by the Czech Council on Foreign Relations NGO in Prague.
Former Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Mongolia Dr I.Shima presented a paper on the history of Mongolia-Czech relations, an advisor to the current Czech ambassador to Mongolia V.Dobesh—on the contemporary Mongolia’s image, achievements and pressing issues, and a vice president of the Czech-Mongolian Chamber of Commerce D.Jargalsaikhan spoke about Mongolia’s current social--economic status and joint projects being realized.
After this, the Czech people put questions about social and economic achievements and the means to combat corruption in Mongolia. The replies were given by the officer of the Embassy responsible for trade and economic affairs D.Onobilegt.

Family clinics in Ulaanbaatar open on Saturdays
December 5 (news.mn) Due to the high outbreak of seasonal influenza in the city, the Capital City Health Authority announced that family clinics in every khoroo in all districts will be open between 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
According to a December 1 report, 87,506 people had health checkups and  9.1 percent, or 7,943, of them were diagnosed with influenza. It was a 0.7 percent lower number of cases than last week.
However, 77 percent of those diagnosed were children between the ages of 0-9. Children's hospitals received 2,532 emergency calls and 1,029 emergency calls, or 40.6 percent, were cases of the flu.

Oyu Tolgoi processing plant ready for operation after fire
December 5 (news.mn) Turquoise Hill Resources announced that a fire occurred at the Oyu Tolgoi processing plant on December 3rd. Today, preparation for resuming operations at the processing plant has begun.
An inspection and estimation of damages begins as investigation of the fire finished on Thursday. Preliminary results of the inspection suggest that there was no serious damage.
No one was injured in the fire. Processing plant operations were halted to meet employee safety standards and let inspection agencies investigate the fire. 
The fire did not reach the grinding ball mill or super-voltage power supply at the processing plant.
As the inspection and investigation is over, operations at the processing plant could resume today.

Parliament of Mongolia Ratifies Bill on New Government Structure and Cabinet Ministers to Be Announced on December 05, 2014
December 5 (infomongolia.com) On December 04, 2014, the State Great Khural (Parliament) of Mongolia ratified the bill on new government structure, government composition and other affiliated regulations hearing the last discussion.
According to the decision, the Government of Mongolia will consist of 19 members including Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Mongolia (without portfolio), Head of the Cabinet Secretariat and the below Ministers responsible affiliated 15 Ministries.
Also, the issue of diminishing the Marshal (Takhar) Authority (Implementing Agency) and Nuclear Energy Agency (Regulatory) were postponed for reconsideration.
New Ministries of the Coalition Government to be effective from December 05, 2014 to 2016 are:
1. Minister for Environment, Green Development and Tourism of Mongolia
2. Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
3. Minister for Finance of Mongolia
4. Minister for Justice of Mongolia
5. Minister for Industry of Mongolia
6. Minister for Construction and Urban Development of Mongolia
7. Minister for Defense of Mongolia
8. Minister for Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia
9. Minister for Roads and Transportation of Mongolia
10. Minister for Mining of Mongolia
11. Minister for Labor of Mongolia
12. Minister for Population Development and Social Protection of Mongolia
13. Minister for Food and Agriculture of Mongolia
14. Minister for Energy of Mongolia
15. Minister for Health and Sports of Mongolia
Following the ratification, Speaker of the Parliament Z.Enkhbold obliged affiliated Standing Committee to submit the promoting names for Government members or above Ministers within today on December 05, 2014.

Mongolia to Host Ministerial Conference of Pastoralist Countries in June 2015
December 5 (infomongolia.com) On December 04, 2014, Chief of Staff of the Office of President of Mongolia P.Tsagaan received in his office the Regional Director of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Mr. Francois Caya.
At the meeting, Regional Director F.Caya introduced the preparation works of the Conference of Ministers of Pastoralist Countries to be organized with support of the OIE in Mongolia in June 2015.
Back in December 2009, the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj sent a Letter to the OIE Director General, Bernard Vallat forwarding 5 proposals expressing readiness to collaborate with the organization. One of them was to collaborate on formulating the standards for the identification of animal health status that best suits for the unique nomadic and pasture based animal husbandry system.
In the same month, the OIE Director General Bernard Vallat replied to an official response letter expressing his readiness to cooperate. Moreover, Director General Bernard Vallat paid a visit to Mongolia in May 2012 and during his visit, Mr. Bernard Vallat held meetings with the President and Prime Minister of Mongolia and during the meetings they agreed to collaborate on formulating animal health status identification standards appropriate for the unique nomadic and pasture-based animal husbandry. They had also decided to partner for a long-term base, in particular, to organize a Conference of Ministers of Pastoralist Countries in Mongolia and set up an orientation of further cooperation. Moreover, collaborate effectively on developing international standards, rules and regulations to formulate and implement animal health status reflecting the unique nomadic and pasture-based animal husbandry.
During the meeting with Regional Director F.Caya, Chief of Staff of the Office, Mr. P.Tsagaan noted his readiness to host the upcoming Ministerial Meeting and expressed that Mongolia with its 60 million heads of animal is interested to export meat and meat products.
Moreover, Mr. P.Tsagaan mentioned that during their visits to Mongolia in August and September of 2014, the heads of state of the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation expressed willingness to import meat and meat products from Mongolia and in this regard, Mongolia is seeking support from the OIE to collaborate on formulating the standards for the identification of animal health status and on meat export issues.

Mongolian Delegation Attends 21st OSCE Ministerial Council
December 5 (infomongolia.com) Mongolian delegates headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Gankhuyag are attending the 21st OSCE Ministerial Council being organized in Basel, Switzerland on December 04-05, 2014.
The Ministerial Council meets once a year to consider issues relevant to the OSCE and the meeting participants are expected summarize the activities of the OSCE in 2014 and outline the framework and direction work for next year, when Serbia will take over the one-year OSCE presidency from Switzerland.
The 2014 Ministerial Council meeting is being attended by 57 OSCE member countries and 11 partner states, as well as the representatives of several international organizations and the first day discussion was themed on ways to strengthen security in Europe and today’s topic on measures to combat terrorism, moreover, the crisis in Ukraine will dominate the agenda of the 21st meeting.
During the participation in the 21st meeting, Mongolian Deputy Foreign Minister D.Gankhuyag held meetings with the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Swiss Foreign Minister Mr. Didier Burkhalter, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE Mr. Ilkka Kanerva, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Mrs. Dunja Mijatovic as well as other representatives from Macedonia and Monaco to discuss and share views on regional security issues and issues concerning bilateral partnerships.
Mongolia has been acceded to the OSCE, becoming the Organization’s 57th participating State in 2012 and since then Mongolia actively has been collaborating with OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and other bodies.
In 2015, the OSCE will mark 40 years since the signing of the Helsinki Final Act - a pioneering comprehensive agreement that paved the way for erasing dividing lines between the East and the West and contributed to the end of the Cold War - in the scope of this event, Mongolia to host the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) in Ulaanbaatar in September 2015. Moreover, Mongolia to chair the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation in the first quarter of 2015.

EBRD to Provide 12 Million EUR Long-Term Loan to Implement Project on Solid Waste Management Reform in
Mongolia
December 5 (infomongolia.com) On December 05, 2014, the Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar E.Bat-Uul received a delegation from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) headed by Director for Central Asia and Mongolia at EBRD, Mr. Masaru Honma.
During the meeting, authorities inked the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation to implement a Project on the Solid Waste Management Reform.
The Capital city has been implementing several tasks to improve the UB waste service and waste recycling facilities through its “Public Service UB Unit”, a local administration-owned enterprise, and under this MoU, the EBRD provides a longterm loan of up to 12 million EUR to finance the Project on the Solid Waste Management Reform in Mongolia.
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Cultural Days of Mongolia Commences in Beijing, China
December 5 (infomongolia.com) Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China are celebrating the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations and commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Amendment to the China-Mongolia Friendship and Cooperation Treaty as well as announced Mongolia-China Friendly Exchange Year in 2014.
In the context of closer ties between the two countries, Mongolia has established a Protocol on Reciprocal Organizing the Cultural Days with the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China in 2014.
Accordingly, the Cultural Days of China by presenting art exhibition and cultural performances featuring Chinese cultural inheritances were successfully organized in Ulaanbaatar during the state visit of the President of China Xi Jinping to Mongolia conducted in August of this year.
So, the Cultural Days of Mongolia has been commenced in Beijing with “Sky Melody” gala concert and photo exhibition depicting beauties of nature from December 05 to continue until December 14, 2014.

“Democratic Revolution in Mongolia -25” conference held
December 5 (news.mn) The “Democratic Revolution in Mongolia – 25” conference was held at the Government House, organized by the Academy of Political Education and the Mongolian Democratic Union.
Speaker of the State Great Khural Z.Enkhbold addressed the participants of the conference and delivered a speech celebrating the 25th anniversary of democracy in Mongolia.
Speaker Z.Enkhbold noted that Mongolia has chaired the Community of Democracies from 2011 to 2013, as Mongolia has had a peaceful transition to democracy for the past 25 years.
"Mongolia has developed democracy in its own way, and achieved success  in becoming a role model for other developing countries pursuing the same goal. This is our achievement. Every Mongolian is proud of its adoption of the first Constitution, and declaration of fundamental human rights, and political and economic freedom.  Thus, this conference plays an important role in defining and studying the values of democracy, our role in history, and proper achievement of democracy," he added.
At the “Democratic Revolution in Mongolia – 25 ” conference, state honored essayist B.Batbayar, board member of the Political Academy of Mongolia D.Ganbat, Director of the Sant Maral Foundation L.Sumati, and Ch.Unurbayar, legal advisor to the President of Mongolia, delivered speeches.
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New school for homeless children opens at Ulaanchuluut Dumpsite
December 5 (news.mn) With support from the “For Every Heart” project initiated by actress I.Odonchimeg and MobiCom Corporation, a new school has opened for homeless and poor children at Ulaanchuluut Dumpsite.
Hundreds of homeless children live without access to education and pick for scraps at Ulaanchuluut Dumpsite to earn a living.
MobiCom Corporation funded NGO “Communication Development Center”, in charge of the future development of the project, provided 80 million MNT for the purchase of 2.2 hectares, a 55 м2 school facility, a minivan to transport students to and from the school, school books for 55 children, plus and school supplies, food, and other necessary items for daily activities at the school.
The school will run 3-4 daily shifts for children. There is also a basketball court, walkway, parking and green development planned for the site.
Well-wishers, individuals and companies are still being encouraged to donate to the charity.

Three-day book sale announced
December 5 (news.mn) Empathy Center has announced that they will be holding a three-day book sale with discounts from 10% to 100% off, from December 5-7th.
All kinds of great books will be on sale including best sellers, children's books, classic literature, and books on religion and philosophy.
The first 100 visitors to Empathy Center for the three-day book sale will receive a free gift of an “Ертөнц” journal.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2014: Mongolia
December 5 (infomongolia.com) On December 03, 2014, the Transparency International NGO has released the 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index, where more than two thirds of the total surveyed 175 countries in the 2014 Index score are below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean).
“The 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that economic growth is undermined and efforts to stop corruption fade when leaders and high level officials abuse power to appropriate public funds for personal gain. Corrupt officials smuggle ill-gotten assets into safe havens through offshore companies with absolute impunity. Countries at the bottom need to adopt radical anti-corruption measures in favour of their people. Countries at the top of the index should make sure they don’t export corrupt practices to underdeveloped countries”, comments the chair of Transparency International, Jose Ugaz.
In overall score, Denmark stands on the top in 2014 with a score of 92 followed by New Zealand (91) and Finland (89), while Sudan (11), North Korea (8) and Somalia (8) stand on the last places.
In 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, Mongolia was ranked at the 80th place out of 175 states with a score of 40/100 based on how corrupt a country’s public sector is perceived to be, but compare to last year, Mongolia has been up-scaled from 83rd out of 177 countries.
The Corruption Perceptions Index is based on expert opinions of public sector corruption. Countries’ scores can be helped by open government where the public can hold leaders to account, while a poor score is a sign of prevalent bribery, lack of punishment for corruption and public institutions that don’t respond to citizens’ needs.

SATOB 2014 December Program
December 5 (infomongolia.com) Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (SATOB) has released the 2014 December Program and premier of the month starts with “The Endless” tango ballet by Mongolian talented choreographer Khishigtogtokh ALTANGEREL.
“The Endless” shows Mongolia's current social life packed with powerful driving rhythms, which is a tribute to being alive and the endlessness of life in combinations of familiar classical ballet favorites.
Moreover, another debut of the 2014-2015 winter seasons is "The Nutcracker" ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky choreographed by State Merit Artist Dugaraa ALTANKHUYAG will be staged four days.
SATOB 2014 December Program
Saturday, December 06, 2014
05:00 pm “The Endless” tango-ballet by Kh.Altangerel
Sunday, December 07, 2014
05:00 pm “The Endless” tango-ballet by Kh.Altangerel
Saturday, December 13, 2014
05:00 pm, “Rigoletto” opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Sunday, December 14, 2014
05:00 pm, “Rigoletto” opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
07:30 pm December 27, 2014 "The Nutcracker" ballet by D.Altankhuyag
Thursday, December 25, 2014
07:30 pm "The Nutcracker" ballet by D.Altankhuyag
Friday, December 26, 2014
07:30 pm "The Nutcracker" ballet by D.Altankhuyag
Saturday, December 27, 2014
01:00 pm & 05:30 pm "The Nutcracker" ballet by D.Altankhuyag
Sunday, December 28, 2014
01:00 pm & 05:30 pm "The Nutcracker" ballet by D.Altankhuyag
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Chinese Liberation Army reps visit
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, December 5 (MONTSAME) In a scope of the defense cooperation between Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China, a delegation led by General Chief of the Chinese Liberation Army Cheng Yun visited Mongolia on December 1-3.
This visit was a follow-up to the state visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to Mongolia. The delegation was received by the State secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Mongolia Major-General Z.Boldbaatar and the deputy director of the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces Lieutenant-general B.Bayarmagnai. The sides discussed the present and future of the cooperation and relations between the two countries.
The delegation visited the University of Defense and met with its Dean Ya.Choijamts to touch upon matters on future cooperation and defense training systems of the two countries. They guests also got acquainted with the studies of the Chinese students who are learning Mongolian language. After this, the delegates got au fait with the activities of the Major training Center of the Armed Forces on peacekeeping.

People's party names its Ministers to new cabinet
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, December 5 (MONTSAME) The Board of the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) named the candidates for Ministers’ offices.
The nominated are U.Khurelsukh for Deputy Prime Minister, S.Chinzorig for Minister of Labour, D.Oyunkhorol for Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism, N.Tomorkhuu for Minister of Road and Transportation, and J.Erdenebat for Minister of Finance. Mr D.Tsogtbaatar is offered as the Minister of Construction and Urban Development.
The MPP faction discussed the issue at its special session. 

Democrats offer their Ministers
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, December 5 (MONTSAME) At a meeting of its executive council on Friday, the Democratic Party faction (DP) nominated people for the positions of Ministers of the new cabinet.
A member of parliament S.Bayartsogt is offered as the head of Cabinet Secretariat for Government; an advisor to the President on foreign policy L.Purevsuren--the Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Prosecutor-General D.Dorligjav--the Minister of Justice; and a chairman of the DP faction D.Erdenebat--the Minister of Industry.
Moreover, the DP decided to nominate L.Gantomor, an acting Minister of Education and Science, for the Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences; the State Secretary of the Ministry of Mining R.Jigjid--for the Minister of Mining; to leave S.Erdene at the post of the Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare; and sees R.Burmaa MP as the Minister of Food and Agriculture, and D.Zorigt MP--as the Minister of Energy.

Stock Exchange news for December 5
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, December 5 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades on Friday, a total of 8,524 units of 12 JSCs were traded costing MNT four million 942 thousand and 266.00.
"Genco tour bureau” /6,030 units/, “Khokh gan” /2,100 units/, “Tavantolgoi” /130 units/, “Talkh chikher” /80 units/ and "Mongolia Development” /50 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value were "Bayangol hotel” (MNT one and 740 thousand), "Talkh chikher” (MNT one million and 480 thousand), “Tavantolgoi” (MNT 591 thousand and 500), “Genco tour bureau” (MNT506 thousand and 520) and "Khokh gan” (MNT 231 thousand).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 467 billion 289 million 283 thousand and 557. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 15,040.45, increasing 16.60 units or 0.11% against the previous day.

Stock exchange weekly
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, December 5 (MONTSAME) Five stock trades were held at Mongolia's Stock Exchange December 1-5 of 2014. In overall, 232 thousand and 254 shares were sold of 34 joint-stock companies totalling MNT three billion 643 million 756 thousand and 420.00.
"Mon-it buligaar” /137 thousand and 996 units/, "Genco tour bureau” /23 thousand and 691 units/, "Khokh gan” /13 thousand and 595 units/, "Hai Bi Oil” /11 thousand and 737 units/ and "Mongolia Development” /6,090 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value--"Mon-it buligaar” (MNT 994 million 269 thousand and 900), "Gobi” (MNT 15 million 066 thousand and 600), "Hai Bi Oil” /MNT six million 733 thousand and 475/, "Talkh chikher” /MNT six million 105 thousand and 500/ and "APU” (MNT four million 391 thousand and 696).

Ministers of Coalition Government of Mongolia (December 2014-2016) Introduced
December 6 (infomongolia.com) The newly elected Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg was obliged to form his Cabinet and submit the candidates for Ministers of the Government within two weeks after accreditation, which ends on December 05, 2014.
Prior the promotion of new Ministers, the State Great Khural (Parliament) of Mongolia accredited the new Government Structure to be chaired by 19 Government members including Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Mongolia (without portfolio), Head of the Cabinet Secretariat and 15 heads of the 15 Ministries on December 04, 2014.
To remind, Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg sent a proposal letter to political forces on establishing a Coalition Government, where the opposition party (MPP) accepted the invitation and therefore, the new Coalition Government will consist of candidates promoted from all political parties having seats in the Parliament.
On the last day or on December 05, 2014, these political parties (Democratic Party, Mongolian People’s Party, and ‘Justice’ Coalition merged from MPRP and MNDP) have nominated their candidates for Ministers, whereas the ruling DP promoted 9 members, the MPP - 6 and the ‘Justice’ Coalition promoted 3 members. This time, the Civil Will Green Party did not promote its candidacy or not accepted that has two seats in the Parliament as S.Demberel and S.Oyun.
Thereafter, Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg submitted a request letter on promoting new 19 Government Members to the Speaker of Parliament Z.Enkhbold and at the same time a Letter dismissing some members of the previous Government.
These former members used to serve since 2012 Parliamentary election to date are:
1. Mr. Dendev TERBISHDAGVA, a member of Government, was dismissed from Deputy Prime Minister’s post,
2. Mr. Chimed SAIKHANBILEG, a member of Government, dismissed from Head of the Cabinet Secretariat,
3. Mrs. Sanjaasuren OYUN, a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Environment and Green Development,
4. Mr. Khishigdemberel TEMUUJIN, a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Justice,
5. Mr. Luvsannyam GANTUMUR, a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Education and Science,
6. Mrs. Tsedevdamba OYUNGEREL, a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism,
7. Mr. Yadamsuren SANJMYATAV, a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Labor,
8. Mr. Sodnomzundui ERDENE, a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Population Development and Social Protection,
9. Mrs. Natsag UDVAL, a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Health,
10. Mr. Luvsanvandan BOLD, a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Foreign Affairs,
11. Mr. Chultem ULAAN, a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Finance,
12. Mr. Tsevelmaa BAYARSAIKHAN a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Construction and Urban Development,
13. Mr. Amarjargal GANSUKH a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Roads and Transportation,
14. Mr. Davaajav GANKHUYAG a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Mining,
15. Mr. Nyamjav BATBAYAR a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Economic Development,
16. Mr. Mishig SONOMPIL a member of Government, dismissed from Minister for Energy.
The new 19 Government Members of the Coalition Government to be effective from December 2014 are:
1. Mr. Chimed SAIKHANBILEG (elected from DP), a member of Government, the 28th Prime Minister of Mongolia,
2. Mr. Ukhnaa KHURELSUKH (MPP), a member of Government, promoted for the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia,
3. Mr. Mendsaikhan ENKHSAIKHAN (MNDP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Mongolia,
4. Mr. Sangajav BAYARTSOGT (DP), a member of Government, promoted for the Head of Cabinet Secretariat,
5. Mrs. Dulamsuren OYUNKHOROL (MPP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism of Mongolia,
6. Mr. Lundeg PUREVSUREN (DP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia,
7. Mr. Jargaltulga ERDENEBAT (MPP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Finance of Mongolia,
8. Mr. Dambii DORLIGJAV (DP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Justice of Mongolia,
9. Mr. Dondogdorj ERDENEBAT (DP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Industry of Mongolia,
10. Mr. Damdin TSOGTBAATAR (MPP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Construction and Urban Development of Mongolia,
11. Mr. Luvsannyam GANTUMUR (DP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia,
12. Mr. Namkhai TUMURKHUU (MPP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Roads and Transportation of Mongolia,
13. Mr. Rentsendoo JIGJID (DP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Mining of Mongolia,
14. Mr. Sodnom CHINZORIG (MPP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Labor of Mongolia,
15. Mr. Sodnomzundui ERDENE (DP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Population Development and Social Protection of Mongolia,
16. Mrs. Radnaa BURMAA (DP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Food and Agriculture of Mongolia,
17. Mr. Dashzeveg ZORIGT (DP), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Energy of Mongolia,
18. Mr. Tserendash TSOLMON (‘Justice’ Coalition), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Defense of Mongolia,
19. Mr. Gankhuyag SHIILEGDAMBA (‘Justice’ Coalition), a member of Government, promoted for the Minister of Health and Sports of Mongolia.
On December 05, 2015, above nominations were revised at the affiliated Standing Committees and then introduced to the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj, afterwards the Speaker of the Parliament Z.Enkhbold called a session meeting, which started at 11:15 pm and at the meeting only Deputy Prime Minister’s issue was ratified as promoted U.Khurelsukh and Parliament decided to continue the meeting on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 to approve other candidates’ nominations.

Democratic Party Commemorates 25th Anniversary of
Democratic Revolution
December 6 (infomongolia.com) On December 06, 2014, the Head of Democratic Party, concurrent Speaker of the State Great Khural (Parliament) Z.Enkhbold, some members of Parliament as well as members and fellowmen of the DP have paid tribute to the Monument of Great Chinggis Khaan on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Democratic Revolution.
On the same day afternoon, an unveiling ceremony of the statue to late S.Tsogtsaikhan was held, who composed the song "Khonkhny Duu" (A Sound of Bell) dedicated to the democratic revolution that became a symbolic song of Mongolian democracy.
The statue that locates in Bayangol District in front area of TBD Anduud Store was initiated to erect by Parliamentarian S.Erdene and the ceremony was opened by Speaker Z.Enkhbold, where MP Ts.Oyungerel, MP S.Odontuya, spouse of late S.Tsogtsaikhan N.Natasha, “Khonkh” band singer N.Enkhbayar and many others were present.

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