Memorandum signed on the implementation of ‘Work and Holiday’ visa arrangement

2022-03-31 17:25:31

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On March 31, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Mongolia and the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia on the implementation of the ‘Work and Holiday’ visa arrangement took place at Parliament House of Australia.  

Representing their respective governments, N.Ankhbayar, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, and Alex Hawke, Member of the Australian Parliament and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migration Services and Multicultural Affairs, have signed the MoU.

With the signing of MoU aimed at deepening bilateral relations and cooperation, promoting cultural exchanges between youth, and supporting their desire to learn and develop, from July 1 this year 100 young people from Mongolia will able to work and travel in Australia for a year. They will be also able to study for up to four months during this period.

“Although the number of Mongolians residing in Australia is small compared to people from other countries, we are pleased that they are making substantial contribution to our society. The implementation of the arrangement allows to strengthen the mutual understanding and opens up an opportunity for Mongolian youths to study and travel in Australia while they are working,” said Minister Alex Hawke during the ceremony.

For his part, State Secretary N.Ankhbayar noted, “We are glad that a long-awaited document is now a real work. We hope that the relationship, mutual understanding, trust and cultural exchange between the youth of Mongolia and Australia will strengthen, and many young Mongolians will make a significant contribution to the development of society, culture and economy in Australia as well as in Mongolia.”


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