Memorandum of Cooperation Signed with Asia Cultural Center in Gwangju, South Korea

2023-11-24 17:27:37

Gwangju, Republic of Korea, November 24, 2023 /MONTSAME. The State Commission on Rehabilitation of Mongolia (SCR) will cooperate with the Asia Cultural Center (ACC) in Gwangju, the Republic of Korea (ROK).


A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed on November 23, 2023, at the Asian Cultural Center by Chair of the SCR Odontuya Saldan, and President of the ACC Lee Kang-hyun.  


Under the Memorandum of Cooperation, the two sides agreed to cooperate in exchanging good practices regarding eliminating the negative effects and consequences of political repression,  educating people as well as discovering Danzanravjaa's cultural heritage which was destroyed during the repression in Mongolia, and registering the heritage in World Heritage List of UNESCO Memory of the World Programme.


Mongolia and Korea share common values of human rights, freedom, democracy, and market economy. The ROK, a significant third neighbor of Mongolia, has consistently supported the country's efforts in democratization and transition to a market economy.


Chair of the SCR S. Odontuya emphasized that deepening relations and cooperation with South Korea is one of the priorities of Mongolia's foreign policy. "Strengthening democracy is a common goal of the two countries and the basis of cooperation between the two organizations. Democracy provides an environment that respects human rights and fundamental freedoms. It is essential that the government apologize for its wrongdoings throughout history and eliminate the damage.

Providing a true account of a historical event, promoting it, preventing it from happening repression again, and ensuring the rights of victims is a way to strengthen democracy." said S. Odontuya.


Chair S. Odontuya expressed her belief that the SCR has much to learn from ACC's experience of promoting democracy and is willing to cooperate on carrying out concrete works and activities to strengthen human rights, democracy, and peace and implementing joint projects and programs to prevent the recurrence of human rights violations and repression in any form and to guarantee social and political security.