AMBASSADOR S.BAYAR PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Newly arrived Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland His Excellency, S.Bayar presented his credentials to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace on March 1, 2017.

Spouse of the Ambassador and diplomats of the Embassy of Mongolia were present at the ceremony. The diplomatic relations between the two countries was established in 1963 and Ambassador S.Bayar has become the 13th Mongolian Ambassador to present the credentials to Her Majesty.

His Excellency, S.Bayar previously served as an Ambassador of Mongolia to the Russian Federation from 2001 to 2005 and Prime Minister of Mongolia between 2007-2009.

J.Blunden: Mongolia is not a country to visit in a hurry.

Jane Blunden, Mongolian expert, one of the first Irish travellers fell in love with Mongolia over thirty years ago when travelling in her 20s. She is an author of “Mongolia travel guide“ and her book has been published in third edition in 2014.  She wrote “…such travel to a far-off country both brings us home and teaches us about ourselves revealing, perhaps, our true identities and, maybe, our deepest desires and greatest fears…” The guide reviews new hotels and restaurants which are popping up as business is booming. Mongolia provides all the information you’ll need to arrange an unforgettable stay with Mongolian nomads, enjoying the centuries-old lifestyle of a traditional Mongolian house – Ger.

Mr Odonjil Banzragch, Minister-Сounsellor of Mongolian Embassy in London, J.Blunden and her sister C.Blunden  are looking to further enhance bilateral relations through cultural, humanitarian cooperation between the two countries.

MONGOLIA INCLUDED IN “TOP 10 ETHICAL TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN 2016”

(Source: CNN.COM) Help has arrived for travelers who’ve resolved to avoid spending their tourism cash in countries with poor human rights and environmental records.

Non-profit group Ethical Traveler — a project of the Berkeley-based Earth Island Institute — has just released its annual list of the 10 most forward-thinking countries in the developing world.

According to the California-based group, each country is reviewed for its performance in the areas of human rights, social welfare, animal welfare and environmental protection.

At the same time, it also needs to have plenty of appeal as a travel destination.

Five first-timers have made this year’s list — Grenada, Micronesia, Mongolia, Panama and Tuvalu.

“By spending travel dollars in forward-thinking countries, explorers can reward the good guys — and encourage humane practices worldwide,” says Ethical Traveler’s report.

The 2016 winners, in alphabetical order, are:

1. Cape Verde

2. Dominica

3. Grenada

4. Micronesia (Federated States)

5. Mongolia

6. Panama

7. Samoa

8. Tonga

9. Tuvalu

10. Uruguay

“There are seven island nations on the 2016 list, marking a continuing trend in the winners’ circle,” says the report.

“Climate change affects islands dramatically, so island nations tend to put extra effort toward effective environmental policies.”

Mongolia’s inclusion is also significant, as it’s the first developing mainland Asian country to ever appear on the list.

“While we acknowledge that no country is perfect, we honor those that strive to build a better, more sustainable society,” says Ethical Traveler co-founder and travel author Jeff Greenwald.

“Their neighbors can learn and benefit from their example — and so can we.”

News

Creative Curating, the Embassy of Mongolia and Cultural Envoy of Mongolia Mrs Unurmaa Janchiv, will present Mongolian artists and their paintings at the 4th edition of the Oxford International Art Fair taking place on 24th, 25th and 26th February 2017 in city of Oxford, UK.

We cordially invite you to visit us at Stand OL18 and vote for us.

As the Runner Up Award Winner of the Oxford International Art Fair in 2015, we are excited to be back showcasing contemporary and traditional artworks of our talented Mongolian artists based in the UK, Mongolia and Poland:

Batbileg Darjaa – Otgonbayar Tod – Tuwdendorj Dariizav – Sendem Choijamts – Elbegzaya Khaltar – Altantsooj Sosorbaram – Odgerel Otgonbayar – Ochirerdene Munkhtulga – Molor-Od Otgonbayar

A rich mix of talented artists from over 30 countries display their artworks at this annual Art Fair, attracting over 6000 visitors every year. This year’s highlight will be an original artwork by the British contemporary artist Damien Hirst, to be displayed by InVogue Art Gallery.

Dates:

Friday 24th Feb 18.00-21.00

VIP Private View Vernissage. Champagne reception, and live music

£10 GBP Booking required

Saturday 25th Feb 11.00-18.00 FREE ENTRY prebook online

Sunday 26th Feb 11.00-18.00 FREE ENTRY prebook online.

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeCurating www.facebook.com/MongolianArtLondon

www.facebook.com/AzaaStudio

Twitter: @ ‪CulturalEnvoyMN;  @ ‪CreativeCurate

Website: http://www.creativecurating.org/

Contact e-mail: creativecurating@gmail.com

Publicity: Azaa Studio

 

Information on the Oxford International Art Fair 2017:

www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com/exhibitors-2017-1/

 

 

 

 

Parliament Speaker receives UK Ambassador

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Parliament Speaker M.Enkhbold received Catherine Arnold, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Mongolia on February 1.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Parliament Speaker, M.Enkhbold remarked that “Mongolia and the United Kingdom have a long history of cooperation as the latter is the first western country to establish diplomatic relations with Mongolia”.

Emphasizing that the high-level reciprocal visits becomes more regular, the relations between the legislative bodies of the two countries have started developing more consistently, the Parliament Speaker said “Cooperation between the parliaments is crucial in creating more favorable legal environment to resolve the pressing issues of the economy, trade and investment”.

After confirming the invitation for John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons to visit Mongolia, the Parliament Speaker has a willingness to expand the mutually beneficial relations with the UK by reassuring the cooperation of the two countries in education, military, mining, energy and information sectors.

He then noted his intention to increase the number of Mongolian students to study in the UK under the scholarship program of the UK government. “Mongolia gives importance to attracting UK investors, importing eco-friendly technologies and learning from the substantial experiences of the UK”

In response to the Parliament Speaker, Ambassador Catherine Arnold expressed her gratitude towards the Speaker for the meeting and a wish to expand bilateral relations.

Catherine Arnold continued “It is possible to broaden the scope of the educational programs, in particular, by improving the English language knowledge of public servants through consecutive trainings. We are capable of enhancing potentials of universities through co-projects and technical supports. Recently, the National University of Mongolia has started cooperating with two UK universities, which laid the groundwork of an effective relations in this area. Also, we’re working with the Asian Development Bank on renewable energy project to improve energy supplies in the western region of Mongolia. As for the railroad industry, “Pandrol” company of UK has started manufacturing railway fixtures and ties.

“As UK investors are interested in Mongolia, more information and promotion about Mongolia should be available. We’re planning to organize investment-related meeting or forum by sometime this spring in Mongolia. And just a few days ago, the mining representatives from Britain attended the Oyu Tolgoi Supplier Forum and signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry of Mongolia” remarked the Ambassador.

Honorary consul

Mr. Richard Holmes
Honorary Consul
Northern Ireland
UK
2009
PO Box 326
Bangor, Co.Down
N.Ireland
BT20 9DF
Mob: 0779 0654247
Email:mongolia_ni@yahoo.co.uk
Mr. David Scott
Honorary Consul
Scotland
UK
2011
105 Beech Avenue,

Glasgow

G77 5BH

Tel: 0141 639 4912

Mob: 07717755166

E-mail: info@mongolianconsul.com

www.mongolianconsul.com

Visa waiver

List of countries and regions with non-visa requirement for all types of passports:

Hong Kong    14 days for all type of passports. No visa fee for diplomatic and official passports. Ordinary passport holders pay visa fee if staying for more than 14 days

Belarus          90 days for all type of passports

Brazil              90 days for all type of passports

Canada          30 days for all type of passports

Cuba              30 days for all type of passports

Georgia          90 days for all type of passports

Germany        30 days for all type of passports

Israel              30 days for all type of passports

Japan             30 days for all type of passports

Kazakhstan   90 days for all type of passports

Kyrgyzstan    90 days for all type of passports

Laos               30 days for all type of passports

Macao            90 days for all type of passports

Malaysia        30 days for all type of passports

Philippines    21 days for all type of passports

Russia           30 days for all type of passports

Serbia            90 days for all type of passports

Singapore     14 days for all type of passports

Thailand        30 days for all type of passports

Turkey            30 days for all type of passports

Ukraine          90 days for all type of passports

USA                90 days for all type of passports

Note: Indian passport is required to have a visa. Unless requesting an expedited service, no visa fee is applicable.

 

List of countries with non-visa arrangement for diplomatic and official passports:

Brunei           14 days for diplomatic and official passports

Bulgaria         30 days for diplomatic and official passports

Cambodia      30 days for diplomatic and official passports

Chile              90 days for diplomatic and official passports

China             30 days for diplomatic and official passports

Colombia       30 days for diplomatic and official passports

Cyprus           90 days for diplomatic and official passports

Czech            90 days for diplomatic passports

DPRK             90 days for diplomatic and official passports

Estonia          90 days for biometric diplomatic passports

France           90 days for diplomatic passports

Hungary        30 days for diplomatic and official passports

India               90 days for diplomatic and official passports

Indonesia      30 days for diplomatic and official passports

Italy                 90 days for diplomatic passports

Korea (ROK) 30 days for diplomatic and official passports

Kuwait            90 days for diplomatic and official passports

Latvia             90 days for diplomatic and official passports

Mexico           90 days for diplomatic and official passports

Myanmar       30 days for diplomatic and official passports

Peru               90 days for diplomatic and official passports

Poland           90 days for diplomatic and official passports

Romania        30 days for diplomatic and official passports

Slovakia         90 days diplomatic and official passports

Turkmenistan30 days for diplomatic and official passports

UK                  30 days for diplomatic passports

Vietnam         90 days for diplomatic and official passports

Mongolian contestant to Miss World requested to audition for Mulan’s role

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Walt Disney Pictures has eyes on our contestant to the Miss World 2016. They have reportedly requested A.Bayartsetseg to audition for the main role of Mulan, a motion picture to be filmed next year.

About this, she posted on her Facebook page – Miss World Mongolia on Sunday. She wrote: “What a beautiful day! I just got an email from my agency to submit my portfolio for Mulan, Disney live-action film which will be filmed in 2017 in China. As you may have noticed, the opposite characters Huns are the ancestors of Mongolians. Who knows what life will bring me? Your Bela”.

A.Bayartsetseg has already made her debute in Hollywood, by starring in Netflix’s Marco Polo TV series in a supporting role.

Also, in a thegreatpageantcommunity.com article titled “A Breath of Fresh Air” highlighted that she is the strongest beauty sent by Mongolia to the Miss World so far.

A.Bayartsetseg is experienced in participating in pageantries, as she took part in Miss International 2014 and Miss Earth 2015.

She has been selected as one of ten girls, who will be dancing in the first row at the finale introduction, and has made it to the semi-final of the talent show.

International Agreement Law revised

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On Thursday’s plenary session of the parliament held the final reading of the draft new version of the Law on International Agreements. The law was first adopted in 1993, and amended in 1998 and 2012.

A law on the Rules of Establishing, Observing and Terminating International Agreements was adopted in 1985 in accordance with the Ordinance No. 95 of the then Presidium of the People’s Great Khural of the People’s Republic of Mongolia.

Mongolia joined the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties in 1988.

In frameworks of the previous laws and regulations, Mongolia have become party to 290 multilateral agrements, and signed over 1,500 bilateral agreements. As the foreign interactions of the country expand, the necessity to establish international agreements and treaties grows. Within the past decade, Mongolia joined 64 international multi-partite agreements.

O.Baasankhuu MP inquired about whether or not the previously signed international agreements of Mongolia would change with the adoption of the law revision. To his question, head of the parliamentary Standing committee on State structure N.Enkhbold answered “The previously bound agreements and treaties will not be affected by this revision. Hundreds of agreements are being implemented at the moment between Mongolia and other countries and international organizations. The new version of law will govern the relations regarding the establishment of any international agreement from the moment on when it takes force”.

The new version of the law was backed with 73 percent votes.

FM: “Chinese side has increased customs fee, not duties”

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On December 2, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ts.Munkh-Orgil answered questions of reporters on timely issues.

Reportedly, the Chinese side has increased the taxes on coal and copper. Can you please elaborate this information?

The amount of customs fee has been increased. The new sort of fee will help modernize  equipment at the Gants Mod border checkpoint. In other words, imposed are CNY 8.0 per ton of good entering China from Mongolia, and CNY 10.0 per truck or vehicle and a duty equal to 2.0 percent of the value of copper concentrate being exported through the Gants Mod checkpoint. The new regulations are taking force from today. We have been requesting from the Chinese side an official explanation on the decision and outcomes of the new fee regulations and asking if the previous amount of fees can be restored again after the modernization at the border checkpoint.

Bilateral meetings and dialogues with China have been postponed. How is this issue being settled?

The negotiations with the People’s Republic of China have been temporarily postponed. The Government of Mongolia expressed its position in a very clear manner. The Mongolian side will maintain the adherence to its principal position. This tension must not affect relations between our two states. Mongolia reaffirmed its sincere respect for the territorial integrity and independence of the People’s Republic of China, and proposed to resume the bilateral negotiations shortly. Mongolia has been continuing its dialogues and negotiations with its other development partners: IMF, World Bank, Japan, USA and South Korea. The visit of Speaker M.Enkhbold to the Russian Federation will commence on December 16, as arranged. The Government of Mongolia is hosting a consultative meeting with the donors tomorrow. After this, the Minister of Finance, Mr B.Choijilsuren is to visit Japan. In the meantime, myself will be having meetings with our European partners, and so forth, the dialogues are underway.

Has there been any response from the side of PRC?

The matter of resuming the bilateral meetings is not entirely dependent on Mongolia. It is the matter to be discussed with the presence of both sides. We have not yet received any certain response.

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