Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 23, 2014 Part III

Foreign Minister L.Bold Working in New York
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 23 (MONTSAME) While taking part in the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mongolia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Bold met Monday with his counterparts of the member- states of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).

Launched in 2012, the ACD is currently joining 31 countries and is chaired by the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia. The sides exchanged views on boosting the cooperation of Asia in economy, culture and humanity, on supporting a sustainable development, on creating and realizing proposals and initiatives on developing together by providing themselves with equal opportunities.
In his talk, Mr Bold noted that Mongolia, attaching a great importance to human development and education, initiated the UN Literacy Decade, and pointed out that the Mongolian government intends to host an international seminar for educational sector’s experts from the ACD states in 2015.
The meeting decided to issue Riyadh Declaration on Cooperation in the Educational Sector at the 13th ACD Ministerial Meeting which will be hosted by Saudi Arabia on November 25 of 2014.

Gas Safety Memorandum Signed

By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 23 (MONTSAME) The Ministry of Energy of Mongolia and the “Korea Gas Safety” corporation of South Korea have adopted a memorandum.
By the document the two sides aims to develop the energy production and to provide a preparation for using the natural gas in urban areas, central heating and other power uses, and to ensure here a safety for engineering. 
The memo has been inked by the State secretary of the Ministry D.Delgertsogt and the president of “Korea Gas Safety” corporation Jun Dae-chun. A legal basis has been laid for cooperation in use of natural gas, in development of norms and regulations to be pursued during the construction of engineering facilities and infrastructure, in meeting high standards of safety, and in cadres preparation and trainings for engineers.
Korea Gas Safety is a 100-percent state-owned company responsible for safety audit in S.Korean gas sector, development and enforcement of the norms and standards, trainings and advertisement for use of gas, and license issuance on gas enterprises. Republic of Korea has become one of the leading countries by its safe conditions of gas use.  

Ulaanbaatar Drinking Water Program Launches

By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 23 (MONTSAME) The Citizens Representative Khural of Ulaanbaatar adopted September 23 a program on safety of drinking water at its 19th meeting.
Many action have been planned by the program. A security will be tightened at Ulaanbaatar’s drinking water reserves with common and special regimes of hygiene, an illegal construction of facilities and settlements of homes will be eliminated near the drinking water reserves, and the environmental impact assessments will run in the tourist areas. The licenses of companies illegally exploring minerals in the bank of the Tuul river will be withdrawn, and a monitoring over reservoir areas will be fully automated to prevent a pollution.
The capital city's drinking water reserves will be re-estimated through researches in surface and ground waters, the results will be coordinated with a program on environmental protection. Many works can be facilitated through the document such as comprehensive measures to improve ger (national dwelling) districts’ water supply through an estimation of expenses for exploiting, processing, reserving and serving water.

Foreign Minister Meets Cuban Counterpart

By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 23 (MONTSAME) During the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister of Mongolia L.Bold met Monday with Mr Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, the FM of Cuba.  
They shared views on the Mongolia-Cuba relations and cooperation and on multilateral cooperation. Mongolia attaches a great importance to its ties with Cuba and wants to activate these traditional and friendly relations, especially in education, sport, health and agricultural spheres, Mr Bold said.
He underlined an importance of high level visits that will boost the relations and of determining the cooperation directions, and passed to Parrilla an invitation from the Mongolian leader to the Cuban President Raul Castro to visit Mongolia.
The two sides agreed to seek ways of enriching the Mongolia-Cuba cooperation with new contents, and touched upon issues of the multilateral cooperation, including ways of fruitfully collaborating and supporting each other within the UN.  

MPs Helpers Refresh Knowledge

By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 23 (MONTSAME) A focus training for 80 advisors, assistants and agents of MPs ran September 23 at State House.
The training was held on the occasion of the upcoming on October 3 session of the State Great Khural. The gathered were addressed by secretary of the Office of parliament B.Tseveenpurev who reminded them an importance of their work and said that criteria for MP agents and assistants will be completed soon.
While parliament holds the power of drafting the law and legislation, its office is obliged to make recommendations on methodology for the realization of this power, he said. A quality of the work of MPs will greatly depend on their agents’ efforts, he stressed.
The training gave information on important matters such as on E-system of sessions, the agents’ aesthetics, on submission of income declaration, on press and media, and on moral of the agents. 

International Day of Peace Celebrated Here

By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 23 (MONTSAME) The United Nations Day of Peace has been celebrated in Mongolia. The ceremony opened at 11.00 am last weekend with prayers from all religions represented in Mongolia around the Peace Bell in Chingis Khaan’s Square. The theme of this year's observance is "Right of Peoples to Peace".
The Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Mongolia Ms Sezin Sinanoglu opened the ceremony to read the Peace Message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. Then Ms Sinanoglu and the leaders of all religions rang the Peace Bell and lit candles.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”. This anniversary offers a unique opportunity to reaffirm the United Nations commitment to the purposes and principles upon which the Organization was founded. The Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace recognizes that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.
In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282, which established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.
This simple ceremony around the Peace Bell, demonstrates that peace is central to the spiritual teachings of all faiths, and echoes the ringing of the Peace Bell at the United Nations Headquarters every year on the International Day of Peace. The Peace Bell in New York was cast in 1954 from coins donated by children from 60 countries, and was a gift from the UN Association of Japan. For half a century since, the bell has sent a powerful message around the world about humankind's aspiration for peace.

Turkish Defense Minister to visit to Mongolia

September 23 ( Turkish Defense officials accompanied by the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey, İsmet Yılmaz, are to pay an official visit to Mongolia from September 25-26th.
The visit comes on the occasion of the 45thanniversary of building diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Republic of Turkey. In the scope of the visit, not only bilateral defense issues but also regional and international issues are expected to be discussed.
During the visit to Mongolia, İsmet Yılmaz will meet with Defense Minister of Mongolia D.Bat-Erdene for official talks, sign several agreements and hold a joint press conference.
The Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey also plans to meet Mongolian Armed Forces servicemen who have completed peacekeeping missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
İsmet Yılmaz is also planning a visit to the Government House to exchange views on bilateral relations and cooperation between Mongolia and Turkey with Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag.
The Turkish delegation will also visit ancient Turkic monuments and remains in Arkhangai Province, Tonyukuk's memorial in the Nalaikh district, and the Chinggis Khaan monument in Tsonjin Boldog.
Turkish Defense Minister to visit usMontsame, September 22

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