Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 10, 2014 Part I

Open-door meeting for foreigners to run
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) An open-door meeting will run to give residing here foreigners all the information and advice about visa and residency authorization, personal letter of invitation, residency license September 13 at the Ministry of Justice.

According to Authority for Citizenship and Migration, a total of 45,068 foreigners and entities from 116 countries are residing in Mongolia in purposes of work, investment, study, and family matters, with valid permissions from related state authorities.
Most of them are employees with permissions of non-residency, to work in road and bridge building and civil construction. They are 26,053 Chinese, 2,759 Russian, 2,948 S.Koreans, 2,676 from the USA, and 2,647 from North Korea.

The Ministry signs memorandum of cooperation with IIB
By N. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) The Ministry of Economic Development of Mongolia signed the memorandum of cooperation with the International Investment Bank (IIB) on Monday.
The document was inked by N.Batbayar, the Minister of Economic Development, and by the Chairman of the Board of the International Investment Bank Nikolay Kosov. The parties intend to strengthen their cooperation in investing here projects and programs, supporting small and medium enterprises and also programs that aim to boost a partnership between the public and private sectors.
IIB will invest to a creation of industrial complex in order to support the agricultural sector of our country.
International Investment Bank is a multilateral institution for development, which assists in social and economic development, growth of people's well-being, and economic cooperation of the member-states.
The main directions of its activities are the support of the small and medium-sized business as well as participation in financing socially significant infrastructure projects.
The Bank grants loans primarily through the leading national financial institutions with the participation of the state, development banks, export and import banks and agencies; or it lends in partnership with other international institutions for development.
The Bank was founded and functions on the basis of the intergovernmental Agreement stating the foundation of the International Investment Bank and its Statutes. The Agreement was signed by the member-states of the Bank on June 10 1970, and it was registered in the Secretariat of the United Nations Organization under the number 11417.
The Council of the Bank is the highest body of the Bank's administration. The Council consists of the representatives of IIB's member-states. The Board is the executive organ of the Bank, the members of which are appointed by the Council.Audit of the activities of the Bank is carried out by the Audit Commission, which consists of the representatives of IIB's member-states who are appointed by the Council.
The Bank is an international intergovernmental organization, which presupposes its tax-free status, specific conditions of banking regulation as well as the support of the government bodies of the member-states.
The bank is headquartered in Russian Moscow.

Political Repression Remembrance Day
Today Mongolia is remembering its history of political repression. According to a law passed by the State Great Khural in 1998, September 10th is national remembrance day to commemorate the thousands of victims of political repression in Mongolia during the Stalinist era from 1937-1939. 
The State Redressing Commission reports estimate that 36,000 people were repressed between 1922-1990, and 30,000 of those who were defamed have been redressed.
In 1998, the Mongolian Parliament (State Great Khural) passed a law on the rehabilitation and granting of compensation to victims of political repression. So far 17,584 people, the victims of political repression and their descendants, have been compensated 16 billion 326 million MNT.  
The Government of Mongolia has conducted three phases of the redress process for victims of repression from 1920-1960.
In the scope of the remembrance day, victims' children, grandchildren and relatives will show respect by placing flowers on the Memorial for the Victims of Political Repression today, September 10th.
There will also be a research conference on the “Riot in 1932” and meetings with victims.
Wreaths laid to Monument of the repressedMontsame, September 10

“Peace” marathon reaches Darkhan-Uul province
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) The world-wide marathon for Peace, which started April 11 this year from the UN Headquarters in New-York city, reached Darkhan-Uul aimag on Tuesday.
The international marathon for peace, aimed at consolidating friendship and understandings between nations, is to cross 140 countries and over 49 thousand kilometers. After travelling 19 thousand kilometers through the USA, Canada and Mexico, the marathon torch is crossing Mongolia these days. The above aimag's authority for Culture, Sports and Tourism, together with the local athletes, have joined the marathon.

Mongolians grab first medals in FILA World Championship
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) Wrestlers of the national selected team have captured medals in the FILA Wrestling World Championship which kicked off Monday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
On the second day of the events, a State Honored Sportsman G.Mandakhnaran won a bronze medal in the men’s 65 kg division of free-style contest, thus becoming a twice medalist of the World Championships. In the first two rounds, he defeated Ukrainian and Armenian opponents, then was beaten by a Russian Ramonov, who became the champion in this bout. In the repechage round, he beat his rivals from Puerto Rico and Belarus.
Another Mongolian E.Nyam-Ochir also won a bronze medal in the men’s 74 kg division, beating the opponents at the repechage.
By the team results in the men’s freestyle tournament, our national team has become sixth with 29 points. The Russians have the tournament with five gold and one bronze medals and 62 points.
Women wrestlers will compete on Wednesday.

Bestseller books named by Internom
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 10 (MONTSAME) The “Internom” bookstore Wednesday named these books sold September 1-7. As it was the first week of a new academic year, the best sold were school textbooks but they were not included in the bestsellers.
The top became the Oxford’s /Monsudar/ English-Mongolian pocket and regular dictionaries. They were followed by V.Ichinnorov’s “Guide to Success” and Murakami Hariku’s “1Q84”. Other bestsellers were “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg; “Sorkhugtani”, a historic novel by B.Sarantuya; “The Magic”, a third volume of “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne; “Green-eyed Monk” by Ts.Oyungerel and Jeffrey L.Falt; and “The Constitution of Mongolia”.

President will attend UNGA 69th Session
September 10 ( President Ts.Elbegdorj will attend at the 2014 SCO summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on September 11-12th. During the 2014 SCO summit, President Ts.Elbegdorj will have a three-party meeting, along with Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping.
Following the 2014 SCO summit, President Ts.Elbegdorj will head to New York to attend the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on September 16th. The main subject of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly will be the post-2015 development agenda. Global hot topics such as Ukraine's crisis, the conflict in Gaza, and issues of Iraq and Syria will be on agenda.
President Ts.Elbegdorj plans for active involvement in the session. The President of Mongolia gave a speech at a high level political meeting during the 68th UN General Assembly  on sustainable development.

Mongolian Men’s Team Finishes 2014 FILA Wrestling World
Championships with Two Bronze Medals
September 10 ( The 2014 FILA Wrestling World Championships in the Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Wrestling and Women's Freestyle Wrestling tournaments are taking place at “Gymnastics Palace” in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on September 08-14, 2014.
On the first day, Mongolia’s four wrestlers competed in the Men’s 57, 70, 86, and 125 kg, and E.Bekhbayar, 57 kg, finished the Men's Freestyle Wrestling competition standing at the 5th place and the second achievement of the Day 1 was the 7th place by J.Chuluunbat in the Men’s 125 kg.
On the Day 2, E.Nyam-Ochir (61kg), G.Mandakhnaran (65kg), P.Unurbat (74kg) and D.Khuderbulga (97kg) have competed, where E.Nyam-Ochir and G.Mandakhnaran both grabbed Bronze medals.
So, Mongolian National Team in the Men’s Freestyle Wrestling finished the tournament with two Bronze medals, 5th and 7th places and stood in overall ranking at the 6th place that enables to compete in the Team Competition in the next year’s championship. Last year, Mongolian Men’s Team could not stood in the first six place, thus this year have competed only in the individual contests.
From September 11, the Women’s Freestyle Wrestling tournaments will be started and 8 Mongolian female wrestlers will be competing.
Final results for Men’s 57 kg
1. YANG Kyong Il (DPRK)
3. ANDREYEU Uladzislau (BLR)
3. RAHIMI Hassan Sabzali (IRI)
5. Erdenebat BEKHBAYAR (MGL)
Final results for Men’s 125 kg
1. AKGUL Taha (TUR)
2. GHASEMI Komil (IRI)
3. GATCALOV Khadzhimurat (RUS)
3. DLAGNEV TervelIvaylov (USA)
7. Jargalsaikhan CHULUUNBAT (MGL)
Final results for Men’s 61 kg
1. ALIYEV Haji (AZE)
3. Enkhsaikhan NYAM-OCHIR (MGL)
3. BONNE Yowlys (CUB)
Final results for Men’s 65 kg
1. RAMONOV Soslan (RUS)
2. MOHAMMADI Seyed Ahmad (IRI)
3. SAVA Mihail (MDA)
Team Standings:
1. RUS: 62 (5 Gold)
2. IRI: 45
3. TUR: 41 (1)
4. AZE: 36 (1)
5. CUB: 31
6. MGL: 29
7. BLR: 28
8. GEO: 23
9. UKR: 20
9. USA: 20
E.Nyam-Ochir and G.Mandakhnaran win, September 10

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