Speaker meets UN Resident Coordinator

2015-09-14 16:39:42

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Chairman of the State Great Khural (parliament) Z.Enkhbold Monday received Ms Beate Trankmann, newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.

The Speaker congratulated Ms Trankmann on being appointed as such and hoped that her  experience and leadership "will significantly contribute to boosting of the Mongolia-UN relations". Noting a significance of the UNDP’s assistance to Mongolia, the Speaker underlined that the UNDP has helped strengthen good-governance, reduce a poverty rate, ensure a sustainable development of environment in the 40-year multi-pillar cooperation. Mr Enkhbld also said the Mongolian parliament will support the assistance frameworks of the UN in 2012-2016 and the implementation of action plan of the UNDP.

In response, Ms Trankmann thanked the Speaker for the audience and emphasized her readiness to develop the Mongolia-UN relations and collaboration. She clarified a formulation of a long-term policy document on Mongolia’s development, and emphasized an importance of reflecting in this a concept of green development.

The Speaker confirmed that this policy document is to be worked out and underlined its importance in a long-term sustainable development of Mongolia. The Mongolian parliament supports the green development policy, "moreover, the 2015 autumn parliament session adopted a draft amendment to the law on renewable energy", he said.

Present at this meeting were B.Boldbaatar, the secretary-general of the Parliamentary Office, and other officials.