Mongolia wants to have permanent status of neutrality

2015-09-10 13:31:36

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At its meeting held on Tuesday, the National Security Council (NSC) discussed and backed an initiative of the Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj on maintaining a permanent status of neutrality.

The NSC has issued a recommendation on necessity for realizing the President’s initiative, and then proposed the President to formulate a bill on the Mongolian status of neutrality as well as parliament to form a legal basis for supporting the permanent status of neutrality. The initiative also has been suggested to the government to issue a resolution on declaring the Mongolia’s permanent status of neutrality and to make it endorsed by other countries and international organizations.

The NSC considered that Mongolia needs to form and declare its policy and actions for neutralism within a goal of maintaining peaceful, multi-pillar and balanced foreign policy and defending itself by political and diplomatic methods.

Key principles of the policy on maintaining the status of neutrality are reflected in the Constitution of Mongolia, the law on deploying and transit foreign military force, the law on the nuclear weapon-free status, the concepts of the National Security and Foreign Policy and the state policy on military. This is a legal and policy basis for declaring the permanent status of neutrality.