MONTSAME Agency- Official Media Partner for National Book FestivalArt & Culture
Ulaanbaatar, May 18, 2023 /MONTSAME/. MONTSAME, the National News Agency of Mongolia serves as the official media partner for the 33rd National Book Festival, scheduled to commence on May 19-21 nationwide and continue on May 26-28 at the Sukhbaatar Square.
To broaden the reach of the National Book Festival, which is held annually every spring and autumn at Sukhbaatar Square, and to promote the festival’s traditional characteristics both domestically and internationally, MONTSAME Agency has entered into a new
memorandum of cooperation with the organizer of the festival, "Nomiin Soyolt Yertonts" NGO.
The memorandum was signed by T. Enkhtuya, Deputy Director of the MONTSAME, the National News Agency of Mongolia, and B. Suvd, Head of "Nomiin Soyolt Yertonts" NGO.
Under the memorandum, as an official media partner for the National Book Festival, MONTSAME Agency disseminates information on the event in five languages through their website, www.montsame.mn, and the weekly newspaper "Mongol Messenger," "Mongu XiaoXi Bao," "Novosti Mongolii," and "Mongoru Tsushin" newspaper as well as through videos and photos. In addition the Agency's correspondents in 21 provinces will also report on local book festivals.
On the other hand, the "Nomiin Soyolt Yertonts" NGO is responsible for providing MONTSAME Agency with accurate and factual information.
During the festival, more than 300 tents are set up at Sukhbaatar Square, with over 200 publishers and more than 300 authors participating. The event attracts over 180,000 visitors, with 95 percent of them purchasing books.
In the 2021 the Law on Public Holidays and Celebrations was amended to declare the National Book Festival as a government-supported activity to be celebrated throughout the country.