Mongolia and Japan celebrating 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On this day 45 years ago, Mongolia and Japan established diplomatic relations. The opening ceremony for the celebration of this milestone was held on February 10, with a reception, photo exhibit and exchange of congratulatory note between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

In frames of the jubilee, the legislative bodies of the two countries will exchange visits, documentaries will be shown, booklets will be published and academic conferences will be held on the history of Mongolia-Japan friendship.

Moreover, a total of 45 events are planned throughout this year, including Mongolian traditional costumes’ fashion show and cashmere fair in Japan, Morin Khuur Ensemble concert, Japanese Komaki Ballet and Ikebana Show in Mongolia, as well as contest of presentations about Japan, essay competitions and song contests will be held among children.

The organizing committee of Mongolia is led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and comprising of the Mongolia-Japan Friendship Group in the State Great Khural, officials from the ministries of Finance and of Education, Science and Sports, the Office of the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian National Broadcaster, Mongolia-Japan Friendship Community and representatives of NGOs and companies.