On widnesday heads of state and government of Mongolia hosted a ceremony in State House to greet the heads of foreign diplomatic missions in Mongolia on the occasion of the upcoming Tsagaan Sar celebration.
President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj, Parliament Speaker M.Enkhbold, Prime Minister J.Erdenebat and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ts.Munkh-Orgil were present at the ceremony.
President Ts.Elbegdorj greeted the diplomats on behalf of the Prime Minister and the Speaker and said “We are pleased to see you at this traditional ceremony after a long and cold winter”.
“Mongolia’s external relations and internal affairs were full of historic events in 2016”, the President said. He then recalled important events of 2016 such as the 11th ASEM Summit, signing of Mongolia-Russia-China Economic Corridor Program, Mongolia’s ratification of Paris Agreement on climate change and General Elections that took place on June 29.
On behalf of the foreign diplomatic missions in Mongolia, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Mongolia Mr Kalybek Koblandin gave remarks.
Then the Ambassador briefly touched upon highlights of the last year.
He also appreciated the expansion of foreign diplomatic missions in Mongolia with the Embassies of Australia, United Arab Emirates and Italy last year, and said “We hope to welcome representations of Poland, Saudi Arabia and the European Union this year. The international community’s interest in Mongolia shows their belief that Mongolia has a bright future”.