Ulaanbaatar International Day 2019 kicks offSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On October 21-22, the Citizen’s Representative Khural and Governor’s Office of the capital city are organizing the ‘Ulaanbaatar International Day’ event in celebration of the 380th anniversary of the capital city.
The opening ceremony of the event brought together over 60 individuals including MPs, government officials, citizen’s representatives, and representatives from diplomatic missions and international organizations in Mongolia and 16 sister cities of Ulaanbaatar.
In his opening remarks, Governor of the capital city and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Amarsaikhan said, “Ulaanbaatar maintains sister-city and friendly relationships with over 40 cities. The first sister city relationship was formed with Moscow in 1957 and the last with Nur-Sultan in 2019. As a metropolis, Ulaanbaatar has many issues that have been partially addressed or have yet to be addressed. The issues of air pollution, traffic congestion, public transport, and waste management can be instanced here. To cope with these pressing issues, we are not only sharing experience, strengthening people to people friendships, and expanding economic cooperation with our sister cities, but also deepening mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in numerous fields such as urban green spaces, planning, re-planning, and transport.”
“For the anniversary celebration, we are aspiring to devise a creative action plan, conserve and restore historical and cultural heritages, improve landscaping, increase green spaces, and cooperate with foreign and national businesspeople and private entities in doing so"
Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar, Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry D.Sumiyabaatar, Head of the Citizen’s Representative Khural of the capital city R.Dagva, and foreign guests also addressed the event.
“All the previous foreign affairs officials have paid attention to the development of Ulaanbaatar within their endeavor to create a favorable external environment for the development of Mongolia,” Foreign Minister D.Tsogtbaatar noted in his address.