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Politics

Dec 09, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 23rd Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) kicked off on December 8 in Hamburg, Germany. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia Ts.Munkh-Orgil is taking part in this meeting which brought together delegates from 57 OSCE member states and 11 partner states as well as international organizations.

Dec 09, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj received today the letter of credence from the newly accredited Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to Mongolia, Mr Raul Delgado Consepcion.

Dec 09, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The first meeting of the working group in charge of continuation of negotiations on forwarding Tavantolgoi project took place on December 9. The working groups is led by Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry Ts.Dashdorj, and has 19 members, including Minister of Environment and Tourism D.Oyunkhorol and Minister of Road and Transport Development D.Ganbat, as vice chairmen.

Dec 09, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A children’s writer – the State Honored Figure of Culture J.Dashdondog was awarded the State Prize on December 9. The President of Mongolia, Mr Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj handed the award.

Economics

Dec 09, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSANE/ On the sidelines of the 3rd session of ESCAP's Ministerial Conference on Transport convened from 5 to 9 December in Moscow,  an intergovernmental agreement was signed on the Asian highway network between Mongolia, Russia and China.

The document was inked by D.Ganbat, the Minister of Road and Transportation of Mongolia, Nikolay Asaul, the Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; and  Liu Xiaomin, the Deputy Minister of Transport of China.

Dec 02, 2016 |

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.

Nov 30, 2016 |

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.

Nov 30, 2016 |

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.

Agriculture

Aug 26, 2016 |

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.

Aug 25, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At a cabinet meeting held Wednesday, a preliminary balance of harvest for this autumn was presented.

Jun 24, 2016 |

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.

Jun 15, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ As of June 1, 2016, grain, vegetables, potatoes and other plants have been sown on 367.9 thousand hectares.

Society

Dec 05, 2016 |

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.

Dec 02, 2016 |

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.

Nov 23, 2016 |

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.

Nov 22, 2016 |

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.

Education

Dec 09, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian language “Wiktionary” (mn.wiktionary.org) has been developing at the order of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences, in the frameworks  a national program. The online dictionary offers detailed meanings of some 50 thousand words and phrases.

Dec 08, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Presently Mongolia has no higher education institutions that train specialists in the field of music. In view of this, the Russian side set to provide financial support in expanding the State Music and Choreography College named  after  S. Gonchigsumlaa into the Mongolian University of Music. An agreement thereon was  reached during a working visit of the Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports J.Batsuuri to Moscow.

Dec 08, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ More than 430 Mongolian children will study in Russian universities with Russian government scholarships in 2017-2018 academic year.

An agreement thereon was reached during a working visit of the Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports J.Batsuuri to Moscow.

Dec 05, 2016 |

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.

Sports

Dec 09, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian judokas M.Urantsetseg and D.Sumiya are leading the International Judo Federation rankings in their respective weights, according to the updates on December 2. It means the two women judokas are keeping their ranks since Rio 2016.

Dec 08, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Team of Mongolian bodyduilders, who brought three gold, two silver and four bronze medals from the World Bodybuilding and Physique Championships, held in Bangkok, has arrived home.

Dec 07, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ International Master of Sports G.Erdenebold won silver medal at the Siberian Open Cup of Gymnastics, took place between December 1 and 3 Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Russia.

Dec 05, 2016 |

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.

Mining

Dec 05, 2016 |

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.

Nov 30, 2016 |

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.

Nov 22, 2016 |

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.

Nov 21, 2016 |

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

Dec 07, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The talent performance by the Mongolian contestant of Miss World 2016 A.Bayartsetseg was selected as one of the Top 10 among the 120 performances in total.

Dec 05, 2016 |

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.

Dec 02, 2016 |

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.

Dec 02, 2016 |

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.