International Conference on Mongolian Studies held in Prague

2022-10-31 11:17:00

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 27-28, 2022, the Institute of Asian Studies of the Charles University in Prague organized an international conference on "Internal and external relationships influence on the Mongolian language and culture".

The conference was opened by Mr. Gansukh Damdin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Czech Republic, and Vice-Dean Daniel Berounsky from Charles University`s Faculty of Philosophy. In his speech, the ambassador thanked the staff of Charles University for supporting Mongolian studies and organizing the international Mongolian Studies Conference in Prague after 30 years.

In his speech, Mr. Gansukh Damdin mentioned “The Government of Mongolia in its "Vision 2050” long-term policy document is pursuing a policy of building unified national values, creating the immunity of the Mongolian language, history, and cultural heritage, and then intensively developing Mongolian studies on the international stage”. He also commended the efforts of Mongolists and scholars to spread Mongolian studies and promote them internationally.

“Mongolia is paying attention to the training of young Mongolists and implementing an annual summer school program for them. For example, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia spearheaded an initiative of marking the International Day of Mongolian Studies and made the ‘Award named after the Minister of Foreign Affair’ for the best work of young researchers available from 2023”, he added.

About 40 Mongolists and scholars from more than 10 countries including Mongolia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Qatar, and Romania participated in the conference. They gave presentations on more than 30 topics.