Kublai Khan and Marco Polo Cup takes place

2018-08-10 09:37:27
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At the initiative of the Mongolian Embassy to Italy, the second Mongolia-Italy friendly golf tournament themed ‘Kublai Khan and Marco Polo Cup 2018’ was held on August 9 at the Riverside Golf Club in Songinokhairkhan district, Ulaanbaatar.

The tournament aims at expanding humanitarian cooperation and tourism between Mongolia and Italy. Also, the sides view that the growth of Mongolian and Italian businesspersons’ participation in this tournament has great significance to the expansion of Mongolia-Italy trade and economic cooperation.

"Marco Polo, one of the first traveler of Italy or Europe came to Mongolia during the coronation of Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Kublai, and worked as an advisor for over 20 years. Therefore, we gave such name to the tournament in order to restore and recollect historical ties between the two countries” said Ambassador of Mongolia to Italy Ts.Jambaldorj.

Last year, the Embassy of Mongolia successfully organized the first tournament in Rome under the theme ‘Marco Polo Cup 2017’. Seven golfers from Mongolia including B.Nemekhbaatar, the first National golf champion, and B.Munkhjargal, winner of the national golf handicap, and about 60 golfers from ‘Diplomatic and International Golf Association’ and ‘Marco Simone’ Golf Club of Rome competed in the tournament.