The Rugby team of Hertford College of Oxford has visited Mongolia 20 July-1 August 2017 for the second tour and had friendly matches which was co-organized by the Mongolian Rugby Association. During the tour, the Hertfordians played two matches against the ‘Ulaanbaatar Warriors’.
Off the pitch, the Hertfordians also have visited gers of nomads in country side and visited an orphanage and attended a buffet reception hosted by the British Embassy alongside representatives of Mongolian Rugby Association. During the reception, Chairman John Collis of Hertford Rugby Club has publicly expressed the gratitude to His Excellency Mr Bayar, Mongolian Ambassador to UK, for his help in organising and facilitating the tour and the goodwill between UK and Mongolia.
In his speech, the president-elect Kh.Battulga vowed to treasure Mongolia’s independency, freedom and national unity, honor the constitution, fulfill the duty of the President and received the blessing from the national flag of Mongolia. Thus, the President Kh.Battulga officially received the State Seal from the outgoing President Ts.Elbegdorj.
“Assuring the faith of Mongolian people, I have pledged my oath as the President of Mongolia. This is the highest hope and responsibility entrusted to me from the people and voters. Inheriting the noble chain of our ancestor’s tradition, I accept the call to strive for integrity for my people” addressed President Kh.Battulga.
“I express my gratitude for Mongolian people for having faith and trust in me. Also, I wish the other candidates of Presidential election and outgoing incumbent President Ts.Elbegdorj success in their further actions dedicated for the prosperity of Mongolia” said the President Kh.Battulga.
The Honoured artist of Mongolia Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar and Batjargal Batsaikhan, the soloist of the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet have participated in the final of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 organised in Cardiff, Wales during 11-16 June 2017, biannual classical singers competition.
400 entrants from USA, UK, Australia, Russia and South Korea have participated in the competition and only 20 young singers were selected for the final competition. Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar whose repertoire included songs of Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Fauré and Mongolian composer B.Sharav has selected as a co-winner of the Romance Song Prize.
Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar has reaches the Final Five and received audience’s sympathy.
In 2015, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015, the Mongolian soloist of the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet Amartuvshin has won the Audience Prize.
The Mongolia-UK Round Table meeting was held on April 26, 2017 in Ulaanbaatar. The Mongolian delegation was headed by D.Davaasuren, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and the British delegation was led by Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The two sides exchanged views on the current situation and the actions to take towards enhancing cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, investment, defense, education, environment, multilateral cooperation as well as regional issues of mutual interest during the Round Table meeting, an important mechanism of consultation between the two countries.
Furthermore, Permanent Under Secretary Sir McDonald gave a lecture on diplomacy titled “Masterclass in Diplomacy” to junior diplomats, scholars and students in the field of International relations.
Organized by the Mongolian-British Chamber of Commerce, the Mongolia London Business Forum, the Embassy of Mongolia has been held on 5 April 2017 at Bloomberg Headquarters in London. Over 180 representatives from public, private sectors as well as scholars and researchers have attended the Forum.
Among the presenters were Mr D.Davaasuren, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr Neil Saker, IMF Resident Representative for Mongolia. They have made keynote speeches on the current state of economy and investment environment, government policy and its objectives implemented to improve the investment environment as well as an overview on bilateral co-operation between Mongolia and IMF.
During the Forum, the Chairman of Mongolian-British Chamber of Commerce has chaired panel discussions on “Investing in Mongolia” and “Doing Business in Mongolia” which consisted of representatives from multinational mining and financial corporation i.e. Rio Tinto, London Stock Exchange, EBRD.
From Mongolia, Chairman and founder of Deloitte Onch auditing company, Director of B2B and the CEO of Thomas Air LLC shared their experiences and thoughts on business opportunities and conditions created for the investors.
Mr. D.Davaasuren, State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, has met with the Rt. Hon Baroness Anelay, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Prime Minister’s Special representative on Preventing sexual violence in conflict. The Lady Baroness Anelay has praised Mongolia’s success as the beacon of democracy in the unique geopolitical region.
The State Secretary D.Davaasuren has mentioned that the bilateral relation and cooperation have been successfully strengthened not only at the UN framework but also in other platforms including the Community of Democracies while extended gratitude for British vote on Mongolia’s 2015 nomination to be elected as a member of the UN HRC.
On the occasion of the 6th Mongolia Business Forum and 13th Mongolia Development Forum in London, a beautiful Mongolian music and song event “A BREEZE FROM THE STEPPES” held at the Asia House on April 5, 2017. Over 100 invitees have attended the party organized by the Embassy in collaboration with the Cultural Envoy of Mongolia to the UK.
As H.E. Mr Bayar Sanjaa, Ambassador of Mongolia to the UK said in his opening speech that such events make closer Mongolian and British people. Ambassador expressed his appreciation to Ms. Pamela Kember, Head of Arts and Learning of the Asia House for the kind assistance rendered in organizing the event.
On behalf of the President of Mongolia, Ambassador has presented the Order “Altan Gadas” (Polar Star) to Ms Sue Byrne, International Advisor of the Art Council of Mongolia for her invaluable contribution in preserving Mongolian cultural, religious heritages.
At the event, the audience have enjoyed the traditional melody of Morin khuur (Horse head feddle), khoomii (throat singing) performed by Soyol-Erdene Tserendorj, classical and modern songs sung by Mongolian opera singer D. Ayana and Italian singer Franco Cerri.
Amusing artworks of the Mongolian artists and painters were displayed at the Asia House Hall.
On 31 March 2017, Mr.Ts.Munkh-Orgil, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia has received Mr.Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade (DIT) of the United Kingdom. Among other issues, the minister and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State have exchanged views on the current situation of trade and economic cooperation and explored possibilities to expand bilateral trade and economic ties and to increase investment.
During his visit to Mongolia, Mr. M.Garnier, has met with representatives from the Ministry of Road and Transport Development, Erdenes Mongol LLC, Ulaanbaatar BUK JSC and rang the gong at the Mongolian Stock Exchange to open the market trading. At the MSE, he has expressed his willingness to promote not only the cooperation of the two Stock Exchanges but also the UK based investment funds’ activities to Mongolia.
The Mongolia London Business Forum organized by the Mongolian-British Chamber of Commerce is going to be held on 5 April 2017 in London at Bloomberg Headquarters. Over 200 government and private sector representatives, scholars and researchers will attend the Forum.
The State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IMF Resident Representative in Mongolia will make keynote speeches on the current economic and investment environment of Mongolia, the Government policy and its objective toward improving the investment opportunities as well as provide overview on bilateral co-operation between Mongolia and IMF.
Panel discussions on “Investing into Mongolia” and “Doing Business in Mongolia” will be held during the Forum.
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H.E. Mr. S.Bayar, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Mongolia to UK has met with Rt. Hon. James Gray, Chairman of the British Mongolia All Party Parliamentary Group, at his office in Portcullis House on 27 March 2017.
Ambassador S.Bayar has expressed condolences for the loss of lives in the tragic attack in London, near the Westminster palace on Wednesday. As himself had witnessed the situation from a short distance, the Ambassador also commended the swift and well-coordinated actions by the security, law enforcement agencies as well as the medical teams in post incident response.
Rt. Hon. J.Gray has expressed the gratitude for the sympathy and congratulated the Ambassador for his appointment. As the chairman of the Parliamentary group, J.Gray stated his commitments to furthering of the friendly bilateral relations and looking for an opportunity to organize a “Mongolia Day” event at the House of Commons.