U.Khurelsukh: Armed forces must contribute to combating desertification and dust stormsPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On August 11, President of Mongolia and Commander-in-Chief of the Mongolian
Armed Forces U.Khurelsukh became acquainted with the work of Ministry of
Defense and the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Mongolia, Lieutenant
General D.Ganzorig and officials of the Ministry presented the country’s defense policy, objectives, further works to be
implemented, the security environment of Mongolia as well as the development
trends of the Armed Forces.
In recent years, natural disasters have been causing significant damage to
human, livestock, and property.
In March alone, 10 people, including two children, have died due to the
heavy dust and snowstorms that occurred covering several aimags.
“The Armed Forces must contribute to the fight against the natural
disasters, especially desertification, dust storms, and disaster protection
amid the fact that 70 percent of Mongolia's total pasture area has degraded.
Special attention will be paid to this issue, alongside implementing certain projects and programs during the term of my office, for the next six years.” said President