‘Historical tourism and investment’ national conference takes placeSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Ministry of Environment and Tourism hosted the ‘Historical tourism and investment’ national conference today at the State House under the auspices of Prime Minister of Mongolia.
Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh and ADB Country Director for Mongolia Yolanda Fernandez Lommen, delivered opening remarks.
Presentations and panel discussions on topics ‘Historical heritage and state policy’, ‘Tourism 20:1’, ‘Regional development of tourism’ and ‘Tourism infrastructure investments, opportunities to enhance public and private partnership’ were held at the conference.
In his presentation ‘Historical heritage and state policy’, Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports Yo.Baatarbileg noted “Within the policy on development of historical tourism, research and promotion of Chinggis Khaan’s legacy have been intensified in the recent years. Countries around the world have an integrated policy on promoting their distinguished people, efficient and proper use of their reputation in many fields. For instance, China with its Confucius Institute and France with its Napoleon Institute.
Chinggis Khaan is a world renowned person, who was a father to all Mongolians. There is a need to preserve, study and promote the legacy of Chinggis Khaan to the world. In this regard, the Institute for Chinggis Khaan Research was established at the Ministry of of Education, Culture, Science and Sports in accordance with the Government Resolution No. 142 of April 10. It is aimed at conducting extensive studies on Chinggis Khaan, Mongol Empire and the nomadic heritage, coordinate any names, nomenclature, communications, activities and promotion related to him and his empire through an integrated policy.
The institute will not be limited to just historical studies, but also will expand the Chinggis Khaan studies in fields of modern international relations, law, politics, military, ethics, trade and economics, tourism, culture, art and branding, managing the operations and providing policy and planning.”
More than 800 representatives of government and non-government organizations, professional tourism associations, enterprises, scholars and researchers and local administrations participated in the conference.