Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mongolia Brief October 16, 2014 Part II

US Generals Visit Ministry of Defense
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 16 (MONTSAME) The State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Major-General Z.Boldbaatar received on Wednesday 15 Generals and other high military officials from the USA.

The delegation is here thanks to the National defense university of the USA that provides short-term trainings for the newly appointed Generals and send them for internships in their specialized fields.    The State secretary thanked the guests for arriving here to get au fait with Mongolia's defense sector and expressed a satisfaction with a development of the bilateral relations between the two countries, noting his willingness to expand the ties in concrete fields. 
A head of the delegation General Martin appreciated a hospitality and said that they had learned a lot and that "is is an honor to serve together wit the Mongolians in the global combat against terrorism". The US Generals also visited Ministry of foreign affairs, National security council and Institute for strategic studies and a Military training centre at Tavan Tolgoi.

General Customs Office Head Works at “11 11” Center
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 16 (MONTSAME) Incumbent authorities of the General Customs Office (GCO) have done works to make the customs actions quicker and easier, to minimize face-to-face work and to reduce a time spent for accumulating many forms.
This was said by O.Ganbat, the GCO head, at the "11 11" center on Wednesday. He also reported that the stages of collecting forms and documents have been reduced thanks to a new technology with aims to facilitate external trade, remove obstacles and to save time.
Disputes decreased on customs prices arose between customs officers and importers, and the time reduced fivefold when prices of 1,500 products, imported through the Zamyn-Uud border checkpoint, were put open. Moreover, stages of formalities declined at the “Shiveekhuren” and “Gashuun-sukhait” border checkpoints thanks to introducing a paper-free technology of E-customs formalities, he said.
As results of these works, the revenue from customs increased this year by MNT 23 billion, and the revenue from customs tax--by 14.3 billion against the previous year, Ganbat said.

Health Minister to Chair Meeting at WHO
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 16 (MONTSAME) The World Health Organization reports Thursday that it appointed our Minister of Health N.Udval M.D. to chair the WHO summit’s meeting of finance and administration.
A chair of this meeting is to be directly elected to the WHO General Assembly. A member to this Assembly has a right to give guidelines and to collaborate in implementation of the organization’s programs and projects throughout the world.

Military Attache of India to Return Home
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 16 (MONTSAME) The Secretary-General of the Defense Ministry Major-General Z.Boldbaatar Wednesday received Colonel Ikbal Singh Samyal, a military attaché of India’s Embassy in Mongolia, in connection with his returning home.
Mr Boldbaatar expressed a satisfaction with an intensive development of the Mongolia-India relations in the defense sector in concrete directions and highlighted Mr Samyal's contribution to it. He hoped that Mr Samyal will continue his efforts to forward the cooperation and wished him success.
In response, Mr Samyal thanked the State Secretary for the meeting and said he had learned many things from the Armed Forces of Mongolia. He also considers that it is necessary to boost the defence collaboration.
After the meeting, the Secretary-General awarded Mr Samyal the medal for Military Cooperation pursuant to a decision of the Minister of Defense.

Un Secretary-General about Day for Eradication of Poverty
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 16 (MONTSAME) The Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr Ban Ki-moon has delivered a message on occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, marked on October 17.
"On this day, we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty--and plan for a world where no-one is left behind,” the message begins.
"We have reached the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people living in poverty ahead of time. At least 700 million people were lifted out of extreme poverty between 1990 and 2010.
"Despite this enormous success, one in every five persons in developing regions--1.22 billion people-- live on less than $1.25 a day, and 2.4 billion live on less than $2 a day. Since the beginning of the financial crisis, inequality has grown even more pronounced than it was already. Discrimination against women and girls remains a blatant injustice, robbing the entire development enterprise of one of the keys to progress,” it goes on.
"Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies and lead to instability. Where poverty holds sway, people are held back.  Lives disfigured by poverty are cruel, mean and, often, short.
"As we prepare the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and address the threat of climate change, we must not lose sight of our most fundamental obligation: to eliminate poverty in all its forms. We must also end the marginalization of people living in poverty. Their knowledge and perspectives are vital if we are to find meaningful, durable solutions," the message says.
Mr Ban also urges Member States and all partners to act decisively together to eradicate poverty and build a sustainable, peaceful, prosperous and equitable future for all. "Our aim must be prosperity for all, not just a few," he underlines.

Treatment Lab for Children with Heart Diseases Opens
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 16 (MONTSAME) A latest hi tech laboratory has been installed at the Children’s heart diagnosis and treatment unit of the National Health Center for Mother and Children. The laboratory, facilitated by caterer angiographic equipment from Siemens AG, is the seventh in Asia hi tech lab for children’s treatment.
The lab, funded by two billion Togrog from the PM's budget package, enables Mongolian doctors to run detailed diagnosis and inter-vasal operations.
The Premier mentioned that during his time as a president of Tuul Rotary Club in 2007-2008 he sent 30 children suffer from birth heart defects to S.Korea for surgeries, and that some 300 children were treated abroad this way. "Now that we have the technology, we can perform the diagnosis and operations that cost us a fortune before, in our own country," said the Premier.
He instructed the center to train personnel and improve their skills. The center has been sending their staff for trainings to the USA, S.Korea and Japan.
In a few days after a full commission of the lab, 11 children have received treatment, six have had inter vasal operations.

Mongolia Becomes Member of CRIRSCO
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 16 (MONTSAME) A president of the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) T.Edmund together with a president of Geology and Mining Institute of Mongolia D.Damba inked October 15 a document on registering Mongolia in the CRIRSCO as its eighth member.
They also approved a request to appoint executive director of the Mongolian Institute B.Oyungerel and a consultant of the Ministry of Mining D.Bat-Erdene as representatives of Mongolia to the Committee.
CRIRSCO is an international organization established in 1994 in objective to coordinate activities of international standardization committees that report estimation of mineral resources.

Miss Wheelchair 2014 to be organized
October 16 ( The International Day of People with Disabilities will be marked on 3 December 2014.
Due to upcoming event, a Wheelchair Fashion show and beauty pageant will be organized.
The first ever Wheelchair Fashion Show in Mongolia was organized in Ulaanbaatar on June 17, 2013. The event was widely attended with a heavy media presence.
15 girls dressed in designer clothes will make an appearance along with professional models.
Competitors for the pageant will participate in categories such as a bikini contest and answering challenging questions.
The winner of “Miss Wheelchair 2014” will be honored as an ambassador for people with disabilities in Mongolia and awarded with a cup, certificate and a trip to Italy.

Scientific Conference Khurel Togoot – 2014
October 16 ( With initiatives by Mongolian Young Scientists’ Association and Ministry of Education and Science a joint annual scientific conference has been organized at Khurel Togoot – 2014 in collaboration with the Science and Technology Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences.
The Annual Scientific Conference, Khurel Togoot – 2014 goals are to create opportunities for young scientists to expand their research works, provide support for new generation of scientists, share results of their research, and to promote science in the government, and private and public sectors.
The Annual scientific conference, Khurel Togoot – 2014 will be organized on the following schedule:
Social Sciences and Humanities- October 17, 2014
Geology and Geography- October 18, 2014
Technique and Technology-October 24, 2014
Environmental Sciences-October 25, 2014
Biology and Agriculture-October 31, 2014
Medical science-November 1, 2014
Over 500 researchers and scientists gather at the conference including numerous veteran scholars, teachers who have devoted lives for science, and officials of the related departments.
At the conference, the top 100 presentations will be selected and 12 young scientists will be awarded 4,000,000 MNT grants for research by the Minister of Education and Science under the decision of a jury panel.

Golden Voices of Mongolia to Be Sounded on Bolshoi Theatre Stage
October 16 ( The leading soloists of Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet are invited to perform a gala concert on the stage of Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Russian Federation.
The single concert namely “Golden Voices of Mongolia” is scheduled at 07:00 pm by Moscow time on November 20, 2014.
Mongolian troupe of soloists is comprised of Merit Artists E.Amartuvshin (baritone), B.Erdenetuya (soprano) and U.Uyanga (soprano), Frontier Cultural Servants E.Ankhbayar (baritone) and R.Dorjkhorloo (mezzo-soprano), and singers B.Gombo-Ochir (tenor), J.Byambajav (bass) and B.Batjargal (tenor).
Moreover, Russian soloists of Bolshoi Theatre Merit Artist Elena Manistina (mezzo-soprano) and Anna Aglatova (soprano) will also co-stage the gala concert in association with the Russian National Orchestra under the State Prize Laureate, Conductor Mikhail Pletnev and Honored Artist, Conductor Alexander Polyanichko.

Citizens of Mongolia and Russia Eligible to Travel Visafree Starting from November 14, 2014
October 16 ( On September 03, 2014, the Governments of Mongolia and the Russian Federation have established a series of intergovernmental documents at the Government House in Ulaanbaatar.
One of the documents inked was an Intergovernmental Agreement on reciprocal visa-free travel between citizens of the two countries and today on October 16, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia announced that the Agreement effectiveness enter into force from November 14, 2014.
In the scope of the Agreement on reciprocal visa-free travel, nationals of the two countries will be eligible to travel up to 30 days, but not to exceed 90 days in any 180 day-period. For a stay of more than 30 days, a traveler must apply for an appropriate visa.
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