United Nations ESCAP Executive Secretary meets Prime Minister of Mongolia

2019-08-19 17:16:13

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is visiting Mongolia from August 19 to 20. She will take part in the Boao Forum for Asia Ulaanbaatar Conference as a special guest and speaker. 

Today, she was received by Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh, who noted that her participation in the Boao Forum for Asia as a high-level delegate from an international organization is increasing the significance of the international event. He also expressed his confidence that the visit of Ms. Alisjahbana to Mongolia will be an important contribution to the partnership development between Mongolia and the ESCAP. 

In turn, underlining the active cooperation between the two sides in the fields of environment and energy, the Executive Secretary praised the efforts undertaken by the Government of Mongolia to develop bilateral cooperation. She also held meetings with Mongolian Ministries of Environment and Tourism and Energy. 

The Mongolian PM also mentioned that the problem of air pollution, one of the pressing issues faced in the development of Mongolia, was emphasized in the Mongolia’s National Voluntary Report on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals’ presented at a high-level meeting held last month in New York City. After thanking the support for Mongolia’s initiative to establish a regional organization for the Northeast Asian common electricity market, PM U.Khurelsukh put forward a request to connect the initiative with other regional projects. 

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