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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At a press conference on December 5, head of the Border Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs D.Ganbold stated that the Chinese side has not made any official notification about the increase in customs fees at the Gashuunsukhait, Bichigt and Shiveekhuren border checkpoints.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A member of Parliament and Minister of Justice and Home Affairs S.Byambatsogt is paying a working visit to the Russian Federation as invited by the Russian Minister of Domestic Affairs.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Sixth Meeting of Senior Officials on Trade and Investment took place in Seoul on December 1 and 2. Mongolia, China and South Korea co-chaired the meeting.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs D.Davaasuren attended the annual Mongolia-US consultative meeting in Washington D.C. last week. He held bilateral meetings with Daniel J.Kritenbrink, Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the US National Security Council, and R.Hass, Senior director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia Affairs.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Current account and Capital and Financial account balance totaled to USD 453.9 million deficit which is 31% or USD 201.8 million decline compared to the same period of the previous year. The change was mainly due to decrease of USD 297.4 million or 35% in income account deficit.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Following is the public report of the October 2016 results of the “Housing Price Index” (HPI) survey conducted independently by the Tenkhleg Zuuch LLC upon a request of the Mongol Bank.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Dominica and Mongolia have ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), putting the total number of ratifications from members at 100. With just 10 more ratifications from members needed to bring the TFA into force, the final countdown begins for realizing a global deal that could boost global merchandise exports by up to $1 trillion per annum by slashing trade costs and cutting red tape at the border.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolia and FAO will work more closely together to promote international partnerships and exchanges that support sustainable agriculture in the East Asian country, the UN agency said on November 28.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ According to a survey on prices of agricultural products on the market by July of this year, an average price of cow-hide of 2 cm more thickness was the lowest (MNT 10-16.5 thousand) in Ovorkhangai, Khovsgol, Dornod and Bulgan aimags, while the highest (MNT 25 thousand)--in Zavkhan, Orkhon, Darkhan-Uul, Tov aimags and Ulaanbaatar city.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At a cabinet meeting held Wednesday, a preliminary balance of harvest for this autumn was presented.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ministry of Food and Agriculture reported Friday that the number of livestock has reached 73 million heads after the country received 18.8 million heads of baby animals this spring.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ As of June 1, 2016, grain, vegetables, potatoes and other plants have been sown on 367.9 thousand hectares.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On 30 November, Oyu Tolgoi organized an award ceremony to recognize 21 Mongolian students selected to receive domestic and international scholarships from the company for the academic year 2016-2017.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The chief of the Khar Sarnai (Black Rose) band S.Amarmandakh was beaten up reportedly by a group of Russians on November 22, and is being treated with serious health problems at the National Center for Trauma.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Ulaanbaatar ends today. This was his ninth visit to Mongolia, and was a purely religious and informal visit. The Buddhist leader met with over 1,200 Mongolian students as the final stop of his visit on November 22.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A total of 1,163 Mongolian nationals settle in the coastal areas of Japan’s northeastern region, which was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake this morning. According to the data given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 48 Mongolians are living in the epicenter Fukushima, 8 – in Aomori, 24—in Iwate, 162—in Ibaraki, 89 – in Miyagi and 832—in Chiba.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The School of International Relations and Public Administration (formerly the School of Foreign Service) of the National University of Mongolia organized today a scientific conference themed “Russian Studies: Pressing problems and future perspectives”, on occasion of the 25th anniversary of its establishment and the 95th jubilee of establishing Mongolia-Russia diplomatic ties.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The leaders of the two institutions signed a cooperation memorandum on November 1. In accordance with this, the National University of Mongolia and the Higher School of Economics of Moscow will cooperate in wide range of spheres, such as exchange of professors and students, holding workshops and training, establishing a research center for Mongolia-Russia relations, history and culture and organizing Russian language courses and official tests.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Over 3,000 medical experts and physicians from about 130 countries are assembling in Paris to seek ways of preventing cancer and intervening in the growth of cancer cases.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 11th Congress of Mongolian Surgeons is to take place on October 28 at the Chinggis Hotel of Ulaanbaatar. To be organized by the National Research Center for Infectious Diseases the biannual event will bring together 300 surgeons and medical practitioners workijng.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 8th World Bodybuilding and Physique Championships are taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. By Sunday, Mongolia has gotten 2 world champions and 2 bronze medalists from this year’s championships.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A World Champion and State Honored Athlete of Mongolia, M.Urantsetseg won a gold medal in -48kg at the IJF Grand Slam, launched in Tokyo today.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ten men and six women athletes are representing Mongolia at the World Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, launched today in Bangkok, Thailand. The competition is being participated by more than 600 athletes from 59 countries.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ International Master of Sports B.Munkhzaya came first to the finish of the Fuji San Marathon, which took place November 27 in Fujiyoshida, Japan. The Mongolian runner strided the 42 kilometers and 195 meters within 2 hours 48 minutes and 45 seconds.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Turquoise Hill Resource has announced that Oyu Tolgoi halted its copper concentrate shipments to China for an uncertain period of time starting from December 2.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Britain and Mongolia signed their first memorandum of understanding in the mining sector on Tuesday, pledging an exchange of technology and expertise, and deepening ties based on Rio Tinto's huge copper mine in the South Gobi desert.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A government working group and Erdenes Tavantolgoi JSC have negotiated with the operating TTJVCO company on coal price, and settled on commercializing a ton of coal from Tavantolgoi mine for USD 50, which is 80 percent or 1.8 times higher against the previous quarter.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolia has come to be the sixth largest gold producer in the continent, preceded by the top producer China, and Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Phillipines. Mongolia produced 31.3 tons in 2015.
Art and Culture
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.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The introductory video of the Miss World contestant of Mongolia A.Bayartsetseg was selected as the best video presentation of this year’s pageant.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Goyol 2017 fashion show took place on Thursday at the Central Palace of Culture, introducing the best collections by distinguished designers of Mongolia, who are setting the 2017 trend.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The State Philharmonic is staging on December 2 a concert of the most memorable of the Mongolian and international movie songs. The Bayanmongol Jazz Ensemble, conducted by maestro S.Saruul-Od, will perform the MOVIE SWING concert.
Also, singers N.Naranbaatar, Ts.Khulan, P.Unurjargal, B.Solongo and Odnoo from Lemons will sing soundtracks.