Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 16, 2014 Part III

Ambassador of Cuba to Mongolia, Omar Laura Marrero Accredited
September 16 ( On September 16, 2014, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to Mongolia, Mr. Omar Laura Marrero presented a Letter of Credence to the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj.

Following the ceremony, President Ts.Elbegdorj received the newly accredited envoy and at the beginning of meeting Ambassador O.L.Marrero conveyed a profound greetings of the head of state of Cuba, Raul Modesto Castro to his Mongolian counterpart and affirmed that the latter visit of the incumbent President of Cuba to Mongolia was conducted in 1970 and Mr. Raul Castro is wishing to pay a visit to Mongolia again.
President Ts.Elbegdorj emphasized possibilities of reciprocal high level visits restoring the good relations of the two countries and mentioned that many Mongolian specialists used to graduate in Cuba as well as top-level visits were also conducted mutually.
Ambassador O.L.Marrero pledged to take every effort to develop Mongolia-Cuba relations and cooperation in all spheres during his term of duty.
President Ts.Elbegdorj expressed his readiness to welcome high officials from Cuba and conveyed his warm greetings to the President Raul Castro and said he glad to know that former leader Fidel Castro is feeling healthy.
Mongolia and the Republic of Cuba have established the diplomatic relations on December 07, 1960.
Ambassador of Cuba Presents CredentialsMontsame, September 16

Mongolia Participates in OSCE Conference
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) The Mongolian delegates headed by Ambassador and permanent representative of Mongolia to the UN headquarters in Vienna of Austria and to other international organizations, have participated in the 22nd Economic and Environmental conference of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
It ran in Prague of Czech Republic on September 10-12. The conference was conducted by Swiss Confederation, which is leading the organization in 2014, themed “Efficient cooperation of OSCE member countries on combating natural disasters, and strengthening the security”. Present at the event were current president of OSCE and the president of Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter, the foreign Minister of Czech Republic Lubomir Zaoralek, a Secretary-general of OSCE Lamberto Zannier, along with government officials from the member-countries and high representatives of academic centers and NGOs.

Stock Exchange News for September 16
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades on Tuesday, a total of 10 thousand and 637 shares of 15 JSCs were traded costing MNT 20 million 416 thousand and 656.00.
"Hermes center” /5,000 units/, “Tavantolgoi” /1,683 units/, “Mongolia Development” /1,050/, “Mongolia Telecom” /927 units/ and "Arig gal” /530 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value were "Tavantolgoi” (MNT nine million 204 thousand and 975), "Talkh chikher” (MNT four million and 100 thousand), APU” (MNT one million and 863 thousand), "Mongolia Telecom” (MNT one million 317 thousand and 590) and "Arig gal” (MNT one million 239 thousand and 200).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 622 billion 212 million 884 thousand and 769. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 16,163.81, increasing 178.20 units or 1.11% against the previous day.

MSU to Get E-Library
By N. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) A ceremony took place on September 12 to lay a foundation stone of the electronic library at Mongolian State University (MSU).
Present at the ceremony were L.Gantomor, the Minister of education and sciences and the university's rector, students and teachers. 
The library building is to be erected in the east wing of the first block of the MSU. It will give all possibilities to hold art exhibitions, book inaugurations, implement research projects and other important events.
The library will also be open to students of all branch universities of MSU.

Arjia Rinpoche Receives "Polar Star" Order
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) The "Polar Star" order was bestowed upon His Holiness the eighth Arjia Rinpoche on Tuesday at a decree of the President at the State House.
Arjia Rinpoche said that he extremely happy to receiving this honor from the President himself. "I have established a hospital in Mongolia for children suffering from blood cancer, but this is not my work only, it is a generosity of the people, so I accept this prize on behalf of them," he stressed. 
As we informed before, Arjia Rinpoche opened in August a diagnostic and medical center for children suffering from blood cancer and other blood diseases, at National Health Center for Mother and Infant, with a support of faithful Buddhists.  

Mongolians Head for Incheon

By N. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) A ceremony took place Monday in the Olympic House, the headquarters of the Mongolian National Olympic Committee (MonNOC), to grant the State Flag to young athletes who will compete in the 17th Asian Games from September 19 to October 4 in Incheon, South Korea.
The Flag was handed to them by Ts.Oyungerel, the Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, in presence of D.Zagdsuren, the MonNOC president.
Our team will compete in 23 disciplines. Mongolia is sending 350 people, including coaches and officials, on September 18-19. 

Olympic Champion Sergey Bubka to Visit Us

By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) Ukrainian Olympic champion and six-time World champion for pole vault Sergey Bubka will visit Mongolia September 22 by invitation of the Mongolian National Olympic Committee (MonNOC).
During the stay Mr Bubka will be received by L.Bold, the Minister of Foreign Minister; Ts.Oyungerel, the Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism; and E.Bat-Uul, the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city.
In his sport career in 1981-2001, Sergey Bubka won one Olympic gold medal, six gold medals of the IAAF World Championships and three gold medals of the Indoor World Championships, representing the Soviet Union and Ukraine. He is a former world record holder of 6.15 meters, set in February of 1993 in Donetsk, Ukraine. It was broken by French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, setting it at 6.16 metres on February 15 of 2014. After this career, Mr Bubka started working at the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In May of 2013, he ran for the IOC president’s election.  

Mongolian Judo Team to Attend Asian Games

By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) Mongolia is sending 240 sports people to the continental Olympics--the Asian Games which are to start September 19 in Incheon of S.Korea.
Among the Mongolians, who will compete in 23 categories, there are judo wrestlers whose names were sounded Tuesday. In the tournaments to run September 20-23 will compete a male team-- headed by N.Tuvshinbayar (100kg+), the Olympic champion and state Honored athlete--with G.Odbayar (73kg); O.Duurenbayar (100kg+); L.Otgonbaatar (90kg); N.Dagvasuren (81 kg); D.Tumurkhuleg(66kg); G.Boldbaatar (60kg); a female team consists of B.Munkhtuya (78kg-), Ts.Naranjargal (70kg-), B.Mungunchimeg (63kg), D.Sumiya (57kg), A.Tsolmon (52kg), M.Urantsetseg (48kg).  

Judokas Keep Leadership in IJF Rankings

By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) The International Judo Federation (IJF) Monday released the latest rankings of world top judokas.
Accordingly, the World champions Mongolian M.Urantsetseg, a State Honored Sportswoman, and Mongolian G.Boldbaatar IMS led the rankings in the lightest weight categories for women and men, with 2,430 and 2,456 points, respectively. A rank of D.Amartuvshin, a silver medallist of World Championships went up to seventh place in the men’s 60 kg category with 1,042 points.
An international master of sports D.Tomorkhuleg kept his fifth place in the men’s 66 kg, where a Brazilian judoka Charles Chibana (1,978 points) led the category. A State Honored Sportsman and Olympic bronze medallist Kh.Tsagaanbaatar went down to sixth place in the men’s 73 kg. D.Sumya IMS held her ninth place in the women’s 57 kg division.
Apart from Mongolia, judokas from Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Czech Republic, Kosovo, France, the Netherlands and Cuba topped the rankings.

School of Swans at Ganga Lake Approaches

By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) A major school of swans gathers at Lake of Ganga in Sukhbaatar aimag every October. Waterbirds, in search for food and warm places to raise their young, head for the south pushed by the cold climate from the north. These flits cannot pass through Umnugobi, Dornogobi and Bayankhongor aimags due to the lack of rivers and lakes in the Gobi, says locals.
There are three major traffics of waterbird-flits, one of which passes through lakes and ponds in southern part of Sukhbaatar aimag. The biggest school-- of some 3,000 swans--assembles at Ganga lake, located to the south from Altan-Ovoo, an old silent volcano. Every year, a flow of tourists to this attraction increases significantly. The wonderful natural phenomenon is to happen this October 7-9.  

Mongolia and North Korea to Collaborate in Science and

Technological Spheres

September 16 ( Ministry of Education and Science of Mongolia and the State Commission for Science and Technology of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have signed a "Memorandum of Understanding in Science and Technological Cooperation" at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang city of North Korea on September 11, 2014.
Representing the Government of Mongolia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the DPRK M.Ganbold and Vice Chairman of the State Commission for Science and Technology of Korea Jang Ryong-hyog have inked the document, where the Embassy staff and officials of the Commission were also present at the signing ceremony.

“Big 8 Best Hits” Live Concert to Gather Famous Bands and Singers of Mongolian Pop Rock Scene

September 16 ( The famous bands and singers of Mongolian pop rock scene, whose albums are written in golden letters and who are very popular among the Mongolian population are to perform together a single-live concert in Ulaanbaatar on this Saturday, September 20, 2014.
The open air concert will begin at 05:00 pm at the Central Stadium, where “Chinggis Khaan”, “Kharanga”, “Khurd”, “Niciton”, “Camerton”, “Nomin Talst” and pop divas B.Sarantuya and T.Ariunaa are to stage the “Big 8 Best Hits” unplugged performances.
However, they are considered "veterans" of the Mongolian pop and rock, but still most loved ones of nowadays and each performer pledges to sing 8 their best hits, and as such a collection of Mongolian stars have never been before staged together and according to organizers, a ticket costs 30,000 MNT (Tugrug) and VIP ticket is 80,000 MNT.
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