92 activities being carried out within Mongolia-Russia diplomatic anniversaryPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A press conference was held today to present the activities being carried out to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Russian Federation.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs B.Munkhjin, Director of the Neighboring Countries Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs T.Battsetseg and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Mongolia I.K.Azizov participated in the press conference.
The sides have approved a joint plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic relations and are implementing the activities set out in the joint plan throughout this year.
During their telephone conversation in February, Foreign Ministers of Mongolia and Russia B.Battsetseg and L.Lavrov announced that the celebration of the diplomatic anniversary had begun.
Deputy Foreign Minister B.Munkhjin said, "A joint plan that covers 92 activities in the fields of politics, defense, trade, economy, culture, science and the humanities has been approved. The anniversary will be celebrated on November 5. The following major events will be held during the remaining period of this year:
- On November 4, the Russian State Academic Dance Ensemble ‘Alan’ will perform at the Mongolian Central Palace of Culture.
- On November 5, the unveiling ceremony of the postage stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary will be held.
- On November 12, the Embassy of Mongolia in Russia will host a reception in Moscow.
Moreover, the two sides are planning to hold high-level reciprocal visits for the rest of the year."
Ambassador I.K.Azizov said, "Plans are underway to organize a number of political and economic events within the framework of the anniversary. For instance, members of the State Council of Russia are planning to pay a visit to Mongolia on November 4-7. Representatives of the Ministry of Education will also visit Mongolia to discuss the establishment of a Mongolia-Russia joint school.
Director of the Neighboring Countries Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs T.Battsetseg emphasized that the two countries have set a goal to take trade and economic cooperation to a new level in the next century by jointly implementing major development projects such as the Erdenet plant and the Ulaanbaatar railway."