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Daily NEWSWIRE
July 26, 2018
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Government

Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar attends first ministerial meeting on religious freedom in Washington

Summary:

From July 25 through 26, Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar is attending the first Ministerial Meeting to Advance Religious Freedom, being held in Washington, D.C., at the invitation of Secretary of State of the U.S. Mike Pompeo. During his visit, Minister D. Tsogtbaatar will meet with Secretary Pompeo, Director of the U.S. Peace Corps Josephine Olsen, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ed Royce, and officials from Congress and the Trump Administration to exchange views on bilateral relations and regional issues of mutual interest.       

Keywords: Cabinet, MoFA   Today /page A2/


Minister D.Sumiyabazar receives representatives from China Energy Group

Summary:

On July 23, Minister of Mining, Infrastructure and Heavy Industry D.Sumiyabazar received representatives from China Energy Group. Last June, Parliament adopted Resolution No.73 on intensifying the economic circulation of the Tavan Tolgoi coal mine. As set out in the resolution, 30 percent of Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi shares will be traded on the MSE and international stock markets, and infrastructure issues are to be resolved quickly. The China Energy Group delegation received detailed information regarding the parliamentary resolution and exchanged views about cooperating on infrastructure projects. 

Keywords: mining, Tavan Tolgoi, FDI   The Century News /page 2/


MP N. Oyundari meets with TIKA's newly-appointed Country Manager in Ulaanbaatar

Summary:

On July 25, Member of Parliament (MP) N. Oyundari received the  newly-appointed Country Manager of the Ulaanbaatar Program Coordination Office of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), Emrah Ustaomer. During the meeting, Ustaomer expressed interest in implementing value-added and livelihood support projects in Mongolia. MP N. Oyundari acknowledged that developing the local economy, including animal husbandry and crop farming, with support from TIKA is critical for Mongolia. She noted that TIKA Ulaanbaatar could provide assistance to Mongolia by reinforcing support for SMEs.    

Keywords: bilateral relations, development projects, Turkey   The National Post /page 2/


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International organizations help those affected by flooding in Bayan-Ulgii

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International humanitarian organizations, including World Vision, ADRA, Mercy Corps Mongolia, and Mongolian Red Cross Society, have begun providing assistance to those affected by flooding in Bayan-Ulgii Province. More than 530 households and 2,500 people have been affected by flooding in Ulgii soum. While the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to deliver cleaning and hygiene kits to 250 households, UNICEF has been developing guidelines on critical long-term action regarding drinking water and hygiene after flooding. The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Ulaanbaatar informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that UN organizations are working on-site to take necessary measures for recovery.

Keywords: disaster management, humanitarian aid   www.ikon.mn


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