PROGRAM IS APPROVED FOR 11TH ASEM SUMMIT

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the National council for preparation for the 11th ASEM Summit approved a program of the Summit.

The council’s members also discussed reports about the preparation for the 15th Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF15), an aid to be rendered from ASEM members and secretariats to operate during the ASEM and other related meetings. A report concerning a draft budget for a media center for foreign and domestic journalists was delivered by A.Ganbaatar, an advisor to the President and chair of the ASEM preparation working group on media and public relations; by Ts.Jadambaa, a head of the Agency of IT, Postage and Communication; and by Ts.Oyundari, director-general of the Mongolian National Public Radio and Television.

B.Khuder

ASEM SUMMIT 2016 INFORMATION CENTER TO OPEN AT MONTSAME AGENCY

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 11th ASEM Summit preparation commission has scheduled to officially open its information center this March 1 at the MONTSAME news agency.

This decision was made on Tuesday at a meeting of the sub-working group of the ASEM Summit for media and propaganda affairs, chaired by A.Ganbaatar, an advisor to the President of Mongolia on public relations. The information center at the MONTSAME will provide all the information concerning the ASEM Summit preparation and other related activities.

The sub-working group also heard a presentation about opening a media center at the “Shangri-La” hotel for foreign journalists. Obligations were given to some officials to issue a list of necessary facilities for this center and to resolve the preparation such as the Inter-
net speed and provision of fast delivery of information with a support from the domestic companies.

A meeting will be held soon among entities and investors to discuss donation matters for the Summit, and a final proposal will be reviewed by the national council.

B.Khuder

INFORMATION HOUR HELD BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On February 17, the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs ran the “Hour of Information” meeting with the media to give information on some matters.

A participation was highlighted of the Minister L.Purevsuren in the 52nd Munich Security Conference, which took place this February 12-14. Mr Purevsuren had held bilateral meetings with officials of some countries to share views on a preparation for the 11th
ASEM Summit that will take place this July in Ulaanbaatar.

The Munich Security Conference is an annual conference on international security policy, it has been taking place since 1963. It is the world’s largest gathering of its kind. Over the past four decades, the MSC has become the most important independent forum for the ex-
change of views by international security policy decision-makers. Each year it brings together some 350 senior figures from more than 70 countries to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.

The meeting concerned the issue of interests of Mongolian citizens abroad and of the preparation for the ASEM Summit.

B.Amarsaikhan

MONGOLIA AT ASEM LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT MINISTERS CONFERENCE

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian Minister of Labor G.Bayarsaikhan attended the Fifth ASEM Labor and Employment Ministers’ Conference (LEMC5), held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on this December 3-4. Such conferences has been taking place since 2006.

This year’s conference was themed “Towards Sustainable Social Development in Asia and Europe: A joint Vision for Decent Work and Social Protection”, and was concluded with a Sofia Declaration. The LEMC5 attracted over 160 delegates from 41 countries. The participants of the conference considered the possibilities to improve labor market for Asian and European youth, challenges that face them, proper employment and safe working environments, promoting labor and social standards within ASEM framework and the access to social achievements and social welfare.

The Hanoi Ministerial Declaration of 2012 focused on employment and social protection as a key to sustainable and inclusive growth, recommending policies in the sphere of employment, decent work, social protection, corporate social responsibility (CSR), health and safety at work.

B.Amarsaikhan

NAT’L COUNCIL CONSIDERS PREPARATION AND FINANCING FOR ASEM SUMMIT

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At its 12th meeting on Wednesday, the national council for organization of the 11th ASEM Summit discussed preparation and financing matters for the Summit.

The overall expenses are projected to be financed from the state reserve, financial aid and soft loans from foreign countries. Auto roads will be constructed/repaired along the “Great Mongol Empire” street, the Gandantegchilen monastery, the northern side of Management Academy, the Zaisan road and the Bogd Khaan Mountain.

To run next year in Ulaanbaatar, the 11th ASEM Summit is expected to bring together some 4,000 delegates such as state and governmental leaders from some 50 countries, authorities of international organizations and the media.

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HOTEL MANAGERS BEING TRAINED FOR ASEM SUMMIT

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Trainings for hotel managers are being held in Corporate-1 hotel on October 19-20, in a scope of a preparation for the 11th ASEM Summit.

In total, 44 hotels have been granted permits to shelter guests of this grand event that will run in Ulaanbaatar in July of 2016.

The trainings, specially dedicated to the hotel managers who will be serving heads of states, PMs and other high guests, have been led by diplomats and leaders of State Protocol Department.

The trainings’ programme includes themes such as receptions, banquets, feast protocols, hotel management, contemporary issues of service technologies, ethical body conduct around high guests and dressing for ceremonies.

B.Amarsaikhan

CERTIFICATES GIVEN TO HOTELS FOR ASEM DELEGATES

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A ceremony took place last Friday at the “Blue Sky” hotel to give certificates to leaders of hotels that will shelter officials and delegates of the 2016 ASEM Summit.

This ceremony was organized by the preparation service for the ASEM Summit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Some 40 hotels have been selected to receive more than four thous. foreign guests. During the ceremony, competitions were announced to improve quality of the hotels’ services, to raise social responsibilities, to refine the management, to support new initiatives and proposals. Results of these competitions will be concluded after July 25 of 2016, and top ones will be named. Present at the ceremony were D.Gankhuyag, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and head of the preparation service of the ASEM Summit; and P.Tsagaan, a head of the Presidential Office and head of the Working group for accommodation issues of the Summit’s preparation.

B.Khuder

ACCOMMODATION ISSUES DISCUSSED BY ASEM WORKING GROUP

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Contests are expected to run to improve designs, services and management of hotels that will shelter the ASEM Summit’s participants.

All this was discussed Thursday at a regular meeting of a working group in charge of accommodation. P.Tsagaan, a head of the Parliamentary Office, and others decided that TV channels will be selected to broadcast serial programs on launching this October 19 specialized trainings for hotel staffers. The trainings must be led by well-recognized professionals. “they will give the trainees all the knowledge on diplomacy, diplomatic protocol and ceremonial events”. In addition, the hotels were selected that will receive the media who will come to cover the ASEM Summit.

Some four thous.delegates are expected to take part in the ASEM Summit in Ulaanbaatar, over 40 hotels have been chosen to shelter them.

B.Khuder

PREPARATION FOR ASEM SUMMIT DISCUSSED

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Head of the Presidential Office P.Tsagaan Tuesday received a delegation headed by Mr Michael Matthiessen, a principal advisor in the Asia and Pacific Department of the European External Action Service (EEAS).

They exchanged views on a preparation for the 11th ASEM Summit which will run in Ulaanbaatar in 2016. Mr Tsagaan said 44 hotels have become ready to receive guests with their full guard within a zone, set by the ASEM rule. Then the sides discussed high-rate hotels such as chains of the “Holiday Inn”, “Sheraton”, “Shangri La” and eco hotels for high officials.

The sides also touched upon issues of the accommodations, their furnishing and security, conference halls, translation system, the guard system for Presidents, and media. A training has been organized for officials and workers who will receive the guests, Mr Tsagaan noted and proposed having here a group of experts who will ensure the preparation.

Present at the meeting were officials from the Presidential Office and the European Commission.

B.Khuder

EU TO HELP MONGOLIA FOR HOSTING ASEM SUMMIT

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In conjunction with organizing of the 11th ASEM Summit in Ulaanbaatar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia Mr L.Purevsuren Monday received a delegation of the European Union (EU) headed by Mr Michael Metissen with a working visit here.

The Foreign Minister said that hosting the ASEM Summit is a great honor, and added Mongolia is thankful to the EU and its members for expressing their willingness to cooperating with Mongolia in hosting the 2016 ASEM Summit. In addition, Mr Purevsuren hoped that the EU will share its experiences in order to organize the forthcoming ASEM Summit and running events for the 20th anniversary of the ASEM to be celebrated in Mongolia.

A chief consultant to the EU External Relations Office on ASEM affairs Mr Metissen pointed out that the EU will help Mongolia to host the ASEM Summit.

Following the meeting, the EU delegation will get acquainted with preparation works of the ASEM Summit and will determine directions of collaborating with Mongolia and rendering assistance apart from sharing experiences.

B.Khuder

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