Mongolia-UK Round table meeting is held in Ulaanbaatar

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.

The Sixth Mongolia Business Forum was held in London

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.

Two countries continue working in the UN

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.        

Mongolian cultural event held at the ‘ASIA HOUSE’

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.

MONGOLIA-UK TRADE RELATIONS TO BE STREHGHTEHED

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 Sixth Mongolia Business Forum will be held in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

For more details, go to:

https://mongolianbritishcc.org.uk/, https://go.bloomberg.com/promo/invite/london-mongolia-business/

 

Ambassador S. Bayar met with All Party Parliamentary Group Chairman 

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.     

MONGOLIA DEVELOPMENT FORUM TO BE HELD IN LONDON

 

 

 

Established in 2005, the “Forum for the Development of Mongolia” has become an annual event for Mongolians living abroad. The thirteenth Forum titled as “Mongolia’s Opportunities” and hosted at the Auditorium of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will be held on Thursday, 6th of April, 2017.

Business representatives from Mongolia, led by the Mongolian Business Database NGO will lead a session focused on ‘Business enterprise in Mongolia: Challenges and Opportunities‘.

Distinguished researchers and fellows from Mongolia, Russian Federation, USA and Australia will present their studies related to Mongolia’s current socio- economic areas.

The conference of the Council of Mongolians Abroad will be held during the Forum.

The Forum is jointly arranged by the Embassy of Mongolia in the UK, Mongolian Association in the UK, Tsahim Urtuu Kholboo NGO, Mongolian Business Database and the Council of Mongolians Abroad and the venue of the event is generously provided by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. The Mongolian Association in Sweden provided a financial contribution too. Bloomberg TV Mongolia and Buddha Production are supporting as media partners. More information can be found at : http://md-forum.eu/mon/.

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.”

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