The Government of Mongolia has launched Doors Open Days on the central square of capital city of Ulaanbaatar. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia was the first to open its doors. In his opening remarks D.Tsogtbaatar, Minister of Foreign Affairs underlined Mongolia maintains diplomatic ties with 192 countries of the world. Only two nations have left for Mongolia to establish diplomatic relations with all member states of the United States.
Mongolia is a member of over 70 international organizations, has 1222 bilateral agreements signed and joined a total of 287 multipartite international treaties and agreements.
According to Tsogtbaatar, the current government has been making a great focus on fostering good neighbor relations with the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China and boosting bilateral economic cooperation with them. During recent visit of Russian President V.Putin to Mongolia, the two states declared on elevating bilateral relations to the comprehensive strategic partnership level. Mongolia hosts regular trilateral meeting with its two neighbors in an effort to contribute to building Mongolia-China-Russia economic corridor.
A visit by Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh to the United State was resulted in bringing bilateral relationship up to the expanded comprehensive partnership level which was later, namely during Mongolian President Kh.Battulga’s visit to the United States, elevated to that of strategic partnership.
The current year marked an official opening of International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries in Ulaanbaatar which affiliates 32 landlocked developing nations.
Great strides have been made in tackling socio-economic challenges and building sound environment for national growth with the help and assistance of international organizations and partners. In particular, the government of Mongolia has taken decision on spending Chinese non-refundable aid and soft loans on constructing a sewage treatment, highway to new airport at Hushgiin valey, a center for children with disabilities, and ger districts re-planning; non-refundable aid of 350 million US dollar provided by the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation on augmenting Ulaanbaatar water supply resources; Japanese nonrefundable aid of 7.9 billion yen on building a Mongolia-Japan teaching hospital, soft loans of 500 million US dollar from the Government of South Korea on air pollution reduction, and soft loan of $ one billion granted by the Indian Government on construction of oil refinery.
In addition, initiatives have been taken towards trade facilitating and promoting small and medium enterprises in light of which Mongol Export Program was approved and National Export Council was set up as well as steps have been taken towards opening Mongolian traded representative offices in overseas.