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State Secretary of Foreign Ministry attends Zermatt Roundtable

2017-09-14 12:54:54
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ D.Davaasuren, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attended the Sixth Zermatt Roundtable on Current Security Issues in the North Pacific Region in Glion/Montreux, in Switzerland on September 11-13.

The Roundtable was co-organized by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and the Geneva Center for Security Policy with participation of governmental representatives and scientific experts from the U.S, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, the Russian Federation and Japan, as well as the European Union and Switzerland. The attendees shared views on five topics 'The Impact of the New American Policy on the North Pacific Power Balance, 'The North Korean Nuclear Programme', 'Dialogue in the Korean Peninsula', 'Evolving Security Strategies in North Pacific' and 'The Role of Soft Power in Asia-Pacific Dynamics'.

The State Secretary highlighted that the nuclear issues in the Korean Peninsula could be resolved through peaceful negotiations and affirming that Mongolia will support a restoration of talks between the related parties. He noted Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar Dialogue Initiative on Northeast Asian Security will help resolve the issue peacefully and expressed his gratitude towards the representatives for gathering to the roundtable meeting in this critical moment.

Furthermore, during his visit to Switzerland, State Secretary D.Davaasuren met with Jams Zhan, senior Director of the Investment and Enterprise at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on September 13. They exchanged views on investment environment, encouraging investment and process of drafting an agreement on mutual protection.

State Secretary D.Davaasuren gave detailed information of Mongolian Government’s policy and action on improving investment environment and expressed his interesting in cooperating with UNCTAD in encouraging investment, processing draft agreement on mutual protection and listening the opinions of lateral experts.

The sides highlighted the need for improving investment environment in accordance to the international economic state and development process of other countries. Then  UNCTAD Director expressed his readiness to cooperate on this matter.