President sends official letter to Cabinet concerning delivery of Oyu Tolgoi-related documents

2021-01-20 12:57:08

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga submitted an official letter to the Cabinet regarding Oyu Tolgoi, and underlined his intention to discuss the matter on the level of the National Security Council.

The President stated: “To accommodate the common interests of the country in the operations of Oyu Tolgoi project is the foremost responsibility of the Mongolian Government.

Therefore, a proposal was submitted to the Cabinet, dated December 23rd, 2020, on collaborating with the Cabinet through representatives to exercise Presidential support for the Government’s position, policy and actions towards the issues surrounding the ongoing lawsuits at international arbitrary courts and other Oyu Tolgoi-related matters. The Cabinet’s inaction regarding the proposal, since it has been submitted, has now become a matter of concern.

The unconcerned, obscure and unlawful association of the Cabinet to the head of state, who exercises the authority of leading the National Security Council and answers to the people of Mongolia, leads to suspicion that the authorities might be under direct or indirect influence of those, who have serious conflicts of interest.”

President Battulga presented to Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh the official letter, which demands delivery of complete and comprehensive documents on the Oyu Tolgoi issue to the President within January 18th, 2021.