FOREIGN MINISTER D.TSOGTBAATAR MET WITH JULIAN KNIGHT MP, UK TRADE ENVOY TO MONGOLIA

H.E. Mr. Damdin Tsogtbaatar, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia is visiting the United Kingdom on 10-12 October to participate in the “Illegal Wildlife Trade” international conference organized by the British government. During his visit in the UK, the Minister D.Tsogtbaatar met with Mr. Julian Knight MP, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Mongolia.

At the meeting, both sides have expressed opinions on the current state of trade and economic cooperation and exchanged their ideas on how to further improve bilateral relations of Mongolia-UK on future actions in both international and regional affairs.

Minister D.Tsogtbaatar underlined that Mongolia has intentions to expand and develop friendly ties with the UK in all sectors including trade and economic, investment and he has expressed an interest to retain the current European Union’s Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) trade arrangement and facilitation for Mongolian exporting products to the UK market after Brexit.

“MONBRIT–2018” BASKETBALL COMPETITION WAS SUCCESFULLY HELD IN LONDON

MONBRIT–2018 basketball competition among Mongolians in the UK was successfully held on 22 September 2018 in London. Basketball teams including MonBrit, Tod, Manchester Devils, Nottingham Robinhood and Khiimori leaded the competition among 15 other teams. The competition for promoting Mongolians in the UK to unite and collaborate is broadening year by year.

Cultural Envoy Unurmaa Janchiv organizes Mongolian cultural event in London

Mrs. Unurmaa Janchiv, Cultural Envoy of Mongolia, is organizing a cultural event – Sustainable Fashion – for introducing Mongolian artworks and products on 17–23 September 2018 in London. This event is a partner event of the London Design Biennale–2018 which is being held during the dates of 04–23 September in London and showing amazing artworks and Mongolian cashmere and yak wool products as well as fine jewellery and silk prints by Mongolian artisans.

 

H.E. Ambassador Tulga Narkhuu visited to the opening of the cultural event. As well as designer Oyuna, curator of the London Design Biennale–2018 talked about her exciting project on Mongolian cashmere during the opening of the event.

Mongolian designers have successfully participated in the “London Design Biennale”

Designers and curators from many countries have actively participated in the “London Design Biennale–2018” exhibition between 4 to 23 September 2018 in London, UK for presenting their creations while exchanging their experiences with others and ultimately learning the latest international development trends. Among them a cashmere garment producing brand “OYUNA” and the “Sustainable Fibre Alliance” are jointly attending to this event from Mongolia.

 

The “Cashmere Cloud”, one of the main attractions of the exhibition was regarded as a unique presentation that has drawn greater interests from both spectators and international media groups. The display of over 40 kg washed and dehaired cashmere, brought in by the “Sustainable Fibre Alliance”, at the exhibition has given audiences with a notion of how soft and fine the cashmere is before turning into garments with a thorough industrial processes including the spinning and threading. This event has opened a new gate way to Mongolian cashmere industries to be recognised by the international audiences.

Embassy staff

Minister-Counsellor

Mr. GANBOLD Gankhuyag

E-mail_open-icon ganbold@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

 

Counsellor (Trade and Economic Affairs)

Mr. MUNKHDEMBEREL Lundeejantsan

E-mail_open-icon munkhdemberel@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

 

Second Secretary (Political Affairs, Culture and Education)

Mrs. ENKHTUYA Ganzorig

E-mail_open-icon enkhtuya@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

 

Second Secretary (IMO and Consular Affairs)

Mrs. OYUNJARGAL Ulziitogtokh

E-mail_open-icon oyunjargal@embassyofmongolia.co.uk   

 

Attaché (Visa and Consular Affairs)

Mr. MUNKHTUSHIG Bayarbat

E-mail_open-icon munkhtushig@embassyofmongolia.co.uk 

Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Kingdom

 

 

TULGA NARKHUU

EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY

AMBASSADOR OF MONGOLIA TO THE UK

 

H.E. Mr Tulga Narkhuu has assumed his duty as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on 12 September 2018 and has presented his Letter of Credence to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II on 14 November 2018.

He was a Counsellor at the Department for Asia and the Pacific of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia between March 2017-July 2018 after his previous Ambassadorial position to the UK from June 2013 to February 2017, concurrently accredited to Ireland and Iceland.

Prior to his first Ambassadorial tenure to UK, Mr. Tulga worked as Director at Department of International Organizations in between September 2012-May 2013, Director at Department for Americas, Africa and Middle East in between July 2012-September 2012, and Counsellor at Department of Policy Planning in between February 2012-July 2012 at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.

Mr. Tulga has served as Head of Mission in Embassy of Mongolia in Singapore from February 2011 to February 2012 after his service as the Director for International Security at the National Security Council of Mongolia in between July 2009-February 2011 and Counsellor at Department for Legal Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in between September 2008-July 2009.  

He has served as the Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the UN in New York, USA from June 2006 to August 2008 following his service as the Counsellor at the Department for Legal and Consular Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia from September 2001 to May 2005.

Mr. Tulga also has served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of Mongolia in Washington, DC in between August 2000-September 2001 after his consecutive positions at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia as Senior officer at Department for Political Affairs from March 1998 to July 2000 and an Officer at the Asian and African Department from August 1995 to March 1998. During his service, he has completed Graduate Diploma program at the Monash University, provided by the Australian DFAT in 1999.

Mr. Tulga has served his first overseas post at the Embassy of Mongolia in Beijing, PRC as an Attaché in between June 1992-Aug 1995 after his position as a Desk officer at the Asian Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in between August 1988-June 1992. He first entered Foreign Service of Mongolia in June 1987, after a successful graduation of Moscow State institute of international Relations and worked as an Officer at the Asian Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs until October 1988.

Ambassador Tulga fluently speaks English, Russian and Chinese languages. He was born on 17 October 30, 1964 and is married to B.Burmaa and has five sons and a daughter.

 

FOREIGN TRADE TURNOVER RISES AS OF JULY

In the first seven months of 2018, the foreign trade turnover amounted to 7.4 billion USD, an increase of 26 percent (1.5 billion USD) compared to the same period in 2017. The balance of trade totaled 851 million USD with exports worth 4.1 billion USD and imports valued at nearly 3.3 billion USD. According to data, a monetary value of the exports went up by 16.9 percent while the imports grew by 39.8 percent compared to July 2017. Mineral products, machinery, equipment, automobiles and parts, food products and base metals compose the majority of Mongolia’s import.

MONGOLIAN TOURIST VISAS FROM IRELAND

The Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Dublin wishes to advise all applicants for Tourist visas to Mongolia that it will not be possible to process visa applications from Saturday 18th August 2018 until Monday 27th August inclusive.

All queries should be sent by email to marksherry58@gmail.com.

Mark Sherry, Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Ireland

CAMBRIDGE MONGOLIA FORUM TO BE HELD IN DECEMBER 2018

On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the United Kingdom, Cambridge University’s Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU) is organising the ‘Cambridge Mongolia Forum’ in partnership with the Embassy of Mongolia in London. The Forum will take place on the 5th December 2018 in Cambridge University.

This biennial Forum has been jointly organised by the Embassy of Mongolia and MIASU, Cambridge University, to address some of the most pressing issues facing Mongolia in the fields of culture, economy, diplomacy, and politics. There will be three academic panels bringing together UK-based scholars and senior representatives of the Mongolian government to address the following themes: Mongolia’s leadership and governance; Mongolia’s geopolitics, geoeconomics and diplomacy; and UK-Mongolia collaboration in the field of Mongolian studies.

INVEST MONGOLIA 2018 CONFERENCE HELD IN LONDON

The Invest Mongolia London 2018 Conference held on 8th of June 2018 at the EBRD, which is successfully organized by the National Development Agency, Frontier Securities and the Embassy of Mongolia. The conference gathered over 80 participants including investors and Mongolian delegates.

Among the 8 presentations, the speech delivered by the The Chairman of National Development Agency Mr. Bayarsaikhan Banzragch explained the government policy and recent economic progress in Mongolia. He noted that “In 2017, the economy grew by 5.1%, recovering strongly from only 1.2% growth in 2016, total transportation of freight became 53.9 million tons, export has increased, and trade balance has reached by 26% comparing with the previous year, budget deficit decreased by two times compared to 2016, the Foreign Exchange Reserves in Mongolia increased to 1 billion USD from 3 billion USD in 2016. In this result, domestic currency rate became stable and is increasing sustainably”.

Moreover, the Director of Integrated Investment Policy department of the National Development Agency Mr. L.Munbat stated that “In 2017, personal savings at the banks has increased by 2.5 trillion tugriks comparing with the previous year. One of the economic pillars is FDI. In 2016, we have registered 2.3 billion USD as FDI. It shows that FDI has increased by 54% compared with previous year. It means investors’ confidence and trust is recovering more and more”.

“Since 1990 till today, we have registered 162 British companies with 249.7 million USD investment, which is ranked as 11st of 112 invested countries in Mongolia by number of companies and FDI. FDI from UK, by economic sectors, 75.9% for trade and catering services, 23.9% for tourism, 11.2% for processing animal originated raw materials, 1.8% for food industry, 2.8% for transportation and 4.25% for other sectors.”

“As a part of reform process, the Government of Mongolia established “Investment Protection Council” in 2016 by the decree of the Prime Minister of Mongolia. The functions of the council include protection of legitimate rights of investors, swift address of petitions and grievances related to government authorities and measures to reduce imminent risks pertaining investors”.

A part of the Conference, the panel discussions touched upon issues, such as, the economic outlook-What does consensus forecast say; UK and Mongolia; The risks and the opportunities for UK investors to invest/trade in Mongolia; The opportunities for Mongolian companies to dual list or issue DR at London Stock Exchange; and the Growth strategies for non-mining sector.

The Conference participants underlined the importance of sustaining investment and emphasised the importance of using the investment effectively while protecting the investors’ interests within the legal frameworks.

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