MONTSAME Daily News

PM J.ERDENEBAT MEETS PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT AND CAMBODIAN PM DURING HIS VISIT TO CHINA

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ J.Erdenebat, Prime Minister of Mon¬golia met with Rodrigo Duterte, Pres¬ident of the Philippines to discuss on development of bilateral relations and cooperation between Mongolia and the Philippines. After mention¬ing his fond of reading histories of ChinggisKhaan and Kublai Khaan, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his willingness to help Mongolia to maintain a close partnership with ASEAN.
Highlighting the possibilities of Mon¬golia and the Philippines to cooperate in the agricultural sector, Prime Minister J.Erdenebat noted that it is important to establish bilateral ties to connect Mon¬golian and Philippine small and medium sized enterprises.
The same day, PM J.Erdenebat held an official meeting with Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia. The dignitaries exchanged views ways to develop bilat¬eral relations and economic cooperation as the two nations established diplomat¬ic relations in 1960. Also, the Mongolia’s side expressed its readiness to learn from Cambodia’s experiences, achieve¬ment and challenges of a Free Trade Agreement established with China.
Afterwards, the Cambodian side un¬derlined that Cambodia has a wide op¬portunity to establish cooperation ties with Mongolian companies and to sup¬ply rice to Mongolia in order to increase bilateral trade turnover.
In conclusion, the Prime Ministers of Mongolia and Cambodia agreed to de¬velop two countries’ small and medium sized enterprises through collaboration in areas of education, food, agriculture, culture and tourism, organizing recipro¬cal visits of representatives of Foreign Ministries and legislative bodies of Mongolia and Cambodia and establish a Joint Committee.
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J.ERDENEBAT AND WANG YANG DISCUSS IMPLEMENTING JOINT PROJECTS

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Prime Minister J.Erdenebat and his spouse D.Tungalag were invited to a dinner with Deputy Secretary General of the State Council of China Wang Yang on May 13. PM J.Erdenebat extended thanks for the warm hospitality of the Government and people of China.
During the banquet, the dignitaries discussed about jointly implementing large-scale projects and programs, such as the Development Road Program, that have been reflected in the Govern¬ment’s action plan, as well as the Belt and Road Initiative, and the realization of China’s 13th five-year plan.
Mr J.Erdenebat pledged to cooper¬ate with the Chinese government in alleviating barriers of transit transport passing through Mongolia and China, building railroads connecting Tavantol¬goi and Shivee Ovoo mines with Mon-golia-China border, constructing hous¬ing apartments for re-structuring of Ger (national dwelling) areas and supplying meat and dairy products to China.
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PM J.ERDENEBAT HOLDS MEETINGS WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN AND OTHER LEADERS

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Prime Minister J.Erdenebat has attended the opening of Belt and Road Sum¬mit, wrapping up his visit to the People’s Republic of China. Heads of more than 30 states and leaders of the United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund are tak¬ing part in the summit.
The opening was addressed by President of PRC Xi Jinping, President of the Russian Federation V.V.Putin, President of the Republic of Turkey R.T.Erdogan and the UN Secretary General A.Gutteres. PM J.Erdenebat also gave a speech to the Summit and the accompanying ministers are attending sub-conferenc¬es.
On May 14, the Premier met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of Kyrgyzstan AlmazbekAt-ambayev, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan ShavkatMirziyoyev, Prime Minister of Pakistan Navaz Sharif and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.
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PRIME MINISTER HOLDS FIRST MEETING WITH UN CHIEF

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Prime Minister J.Erdenebat met with An¬tónioGuterres, United Nations Secre¬tary-General during his visit to Chi¬na and participation in the Belt and Road Summit in Beijing.
At the meeting, Mr. AntónioGuterres “As a person who is interested in his¬tory, I would like to remark that the an¬cestors of Mongolians have created the early history of and inception related to the “Belt and Road” initiative. “The Unit¬ed Nations will provide firm support to Mongolia, especially in the elimination of consequences of natural disasters and disaster risk reduction”.
Furthermore, the PM said that Mon¬golia will keep contributing to global peacekeeping actions and deeds against human rights violations and gender discrimination under a UN man¬date. Also, he informed about possi¬bilities to send engineering unit to UN peacekeeping missions and increase a number of female soldiers of Mongolia.
For his part, UN Secretary-General AntónioGuterres said as Mongolian peacekeepers are highly valued for their skills and competency among interna¬tional soldiers, the UN will support the proposals forwarded by the Mongolian Premier in all spheres. He then added that Mongolian police officers may be able to participate in the UN peacekeep¬ing operations to fight against human rights violations and gender discrimina¬tion by maintaining public safety.
The Mongolian Prime Minister be¬came the first high-level state official to meet with Mr. AntónioGuterres since assumed the office of UN Secretary- General.
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MONGOLIAN AND HUNGARIAN PMS DIS¬CUSS INCREASING TRADE TURNOVER, FORWARDING JOINT PROJECTS


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On the sidelines of his participation in the Belt and Road Summit, head of Mongolian Government J.Erdenebat is holding bi¬lateral meetings with leaders of other countries. On May 14, the Premier met with his Hungarian counterpart Victor Orban and discussed about feasibili¬ties to enrich the bilateral cooperation with more economic contents, produce value-added products with mineral and agricultural resources, and to increase the number of Mongolian students to be granted the Hungarian government scholarships.
MrOrban highlighted the possibility to increase the bilateral trade turnover, which stands at USD 10-12 million at the moment. The Hungarian PM wished his Mongolian counterpart to focus on activating and forwarding the imple¬mentation of joint projects, including the Project on Renovation of Biocombinat state-owned enterprise.
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G.BATTUNGALAG PRESENTS LETTER OF CREDENCE TO GENERAL-DIRECTOR OF UN OFFICE IN VIENNA

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Newly-appointed Permanent Representa¬tive of Mongolia to the UN in Vienna G.Battungalag presented her letter of credence to Yuri Fedotov, the Direc¬tor-General of the UN Office in Vien¬na, on May 10.
In compliance with her letter of cre¬dence, Director-General Yuri Fedotov received G.Battungalag and discussed current issues of cooperation.
Permanent Representative G.Battungalag remarked to focus on activating the level of cooperation be-tween Mongolia and UN agencies and extending the results and Mr. Yuri Fedo¬tov expressed his intention in providing support.
Furthermore, Mr. Yuri Fedotov as¬certained that the UN Secretariat will be providing support in increasing and extending the outcome of current imple¬menting projects and programs.
Source: MInistry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
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OYU TOLGOI SIGNS POWER AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL POWER TRANSMISSION GRID OF MONGOLIA

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On May 12, Oyu Tolgoi LLC announced the signing of a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with the National Power Transmission Grid (NPTG) of Mongolia.
Armando Torres, Chief Executive Officer of Oyu Tolgoi, said, “This is an important milestone for Oyu Tolgoi, and underscores the strong support and col¬laboration between the Government of Mongolia and Oyu Tolgoi – securing our future, and our long term contribution to Mongolia.”
“This agreement gives us access to reliable power to ensure the uninter¬rupted development of our business, while we continue to work with the Gov¬ernment on establishing a permanent domestic power source. This agree¬ment is the culmination of two years of collaborative work by a joint negotiation team from the Government of Mongolia and Oyu Tolgoi, and is a great example of continuing successful strategic coop¬eration.”
The PPA between Oyu Tolgoi and the NPTG was executed on the back of the import arrangement between NPTG and the Inner Mongolia Power Interna¬tional Cooperation Co. Ltd (IMPIC). The Government of Mongolia and Oyu Tolgoi signed the Southern Region Power Sector Cooperation Agreement (SRPSCA) in August 2014, committing to work together to source bridging pow¬er from Inner Mongolia.
In accordance with the SRPSCA and Oyu Tolgoi’s Investment Agreement commitments, Oyu Tolgoi remains com¬mitted to domestic source of electricity and is deeply engaged with the relevant Government authorities and govern¬ment selected investors to progress the development of a domestic power plant. The new arrangement will take ef¬fect on 4 July, 2017 for a term of up to six years, with possibility of early can¬celation after the fourth year, if a domes¬tic power plant is commissioned earlier.
Source: www.ot.mn
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KUWAITI ASSISTANCE HELPING FLOOD VICTIMS IN BAYAN-ULGIIAIMAG


Bayan-Ulgii /MONTSAME/ In the sum¬mer of August, more than 100 families in Bayan-Ulgiiaimag lost their homes to disastrous flood. To help those families, an apartment complex for 35 households are being built with an aid from the gov¬ernment of Kuwait. Cottages for 35 fami¬lies, 10 outdoor lamp posts, sidewalk, two drinking water wells and a mosque will be constructed, according to the blueprint.
The total cost of the project is USD 277,835 and the residential complex is expected to be completed by the end of this August. Assistance and support from the government of Mongolia, orga¬nizations, individuals and some coun¬tries, including Kuwait and Kazakhstan helped the families affected by flood to rebuild their lives and livelihoods.
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GEC REGISTERS PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES OF MPP AND DP

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ After processing the documents submit¬ted by presidential nominees of po¬litical parties that are eligible to nom¬inate a candidate for the upcoming Presidential election, General Elec¬tion Commission resolved to register two candidates.
In specific, the nominees are M.Enkhbold, Chairman of Mongolian People’s Party and Speaker of Parlia-ment and Kh.Battulga, former Member of Parliament and nominee of Demo¬cratic Party.
Political parties nominated their presidential candidates from May 2-6 and submitted their nominees’ docu¬ments on May 11. In accordance with the relevant law, the General Election Commission processed the documents within three days after submission, and thus declared its decision on May 14, Sunday. M.Enkhbold and Kh.Battulga will re¬ceive their candidate certificates on May 27.
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GEC REJECTS MPRP NOMINEE N.ENKHBAYAR

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On May 14, Sunday, General Election Com¬mission registered the presidential nominees of ruling Mongolian Peo¬ple’s Party and Democratic Party. On the other hand, the commission rejected Mongolian People’s Revolu¬tionary Party’s Chairman, presiden¬tial nominee N.Enkhbayar.
The commission rejected the docu¬ments of former President N.Enkhbayar on the grounds of three faults. The first reason is submission of incomplete doc¬uments. Secondly, presidential nominee N.Enkhbayar’s imprisonment sentence ends on August 2. Lastly, Law of Mon¬golia on Election regulates that a presi¬dential candidate must have resided in the country for the last 5 years preced¬ing the election day, and N.Enkhbayar didn’t reside in Mongolia for 13 months during the last 5 years, specifically from August 13, 2013 to October 9, 2014.
As such, MPRP nominee N.Enkhbayar attended the General Election Commission’s meeting on May 14 regarding the presidential can¬didates to give explanations as some supporters of the party gathered outside the building of General Election Com¬mission to demand the registration of their nominee.
In cases of objections to registering a nominee, the election law regulates that the party can either submit the pending documents or propose a different nomi¬nee. May 17 is the day General Election Commission publicly announces the names of presidential candidates and May 27 is the day the candidates are presented with their certificates.
Kh.Aminaa

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONFERENCE APPROACHING

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The annual international conference and exhibition under the theme ‘Energy Mongolia – 2017’ is going to be host¬ed at Corporate Hotel & Convention Center, Ulaanbaatar on May 17-18, announced its organizers during a press conference today, May 15.
The conference aims to solve the challenges the energy sector is facing in Mongolia, learn from the experiences of other countries and attract investment.
Co-organized by the Ministry of En¬ergy and Energy Development Center of Mongolia for the third year, the con¬ference will be attended by over 200 delegates representing more than 100 organizations and entities from coun¬tries such as the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, the US, Germany, Switzerland and Thailand.
According to Ch.Chinbat, General Manager of Energy Development Cen ter, the conference will be divided into several side sessions concerning the progress and future of Mongolia’s en¬ergy sector, achievements, renewable energy and air pollution.
“We will also introduce projects that need investment such as the expan¬sions of Third Thermal Plant and ther¬mal plants of Darkhan and Erdenet”, he said.
Kh.Aminaa

MONGOLIAN PEACE¬KEEPERS AWARDED UN MEDAL IN SOUTH SUDAN

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ More than 850 Mongolian peacekeepers have been awarded the United Na-tions Medal for their commitment and service to the UN and the people of South Sudan during a ceremony in Bentiu.
In awarding the medals, the Head of the United Nations Mission in South Su¬dan (UNMISS), David Shearer, praised the Mongolian troops for their “robust, calm and appropriate” approach to peacekeeping. He said the courage and determination they had shown set a high standard for all peacekeeping forces to emulate.
“The Mongolian peacekeepers have led the way in terms of robustness which is an approach that we would like to see more of in our peacekeeping efforts in South Sudan,” said David Shearer.
The Commanding Officer of MON¬BATT VI Colonel Bat-erdene Batkhuu said the peacekeepers had taken strong action to maintain a safe and secure en¬vironment for the people of South Su¬dan.
That action included rescuing ap¬proximately 50 internally displaced people from attempted abduction, pre¬venting the harassment of women and children at a nearby farm, and robustly defending the Protection of Civilian site when a large crowd of youths tried to breach the perimeter.
Colonel Bat-erdene Batkhuu said the peacekeepers were “ecstatic” to receive the award and to continue the legacy of Mongolians serving as peacekeepers around the world.
David Shearer paid particular tribute to the 41 female members of the Mon¬golian peacekeeping team who make an important contribution to improving communication and engagement with the local community in Bentiu.
“Women peacekeepers are criti¬cal because they reduce the chances of sexual exploitation and abuse. They empower women in local communities, provide a greater sense of security for women and act as role models,” he said. Since 2003, approximately 14,000 Mon¬golian peacekeepers have served at UN Missions around the world. It currently has peacekeepers deployed in six dif¬ferent international locations. MONBATT VI has served at the main Bentiu site, a temporary operating base in Bentiu town, and at Pariang in Unity since September 2016.
Their work includes securing UN base perimeters, carrying out patrols, escorting convoys, supporting UNPOL search operations as well as providing protection to engineers doing road main¬tenance, the World Food Programme during air drops, and UNMAS demining operations in Unity.
Source: UNMISS (UN Mission in South Sudan)
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ROAD AND TRANSPORT SECTOR TO RUN OPEN DAYS

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Ministry of Road and Transport De¬velopment will run open days on May 24-25 on the Sukhbaatar square, to promote the sector’s policy and ac¬tivities to the public and make activi¬ties and services accessible as well as to hear people’s opinion and sug¬gestions.
Agencies and state-owned compa¬nies in road, railway and air transport as well as project units of the sector will attend the open days, introducing their activities, distributing all necessary and required information and offering ser¬vices and advices.
During the event, MIAT national flag carrier will offer tasting of catering, tick¬et ordering while Ulaanbaatar Railway company will introduce a special railway service for the disabled. An exhibition of old vehicles and planes will also be displayed.
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GENETIC STUDY TO BE CONDUCTED ON CAMELS IN DUNDGOBI AIMAG


Dundgobi /MONTSAME/ A genetic study will be conducted on camels in the Oldokhiin tal area of Dundgobi aimag by researchers of the Institute of General and Experimental Biology of the Mon¬golian Academy of Sciences. Camels in Oldokhiin tal are said to have distinctive qualities, but no scientific research has been done to confirm the peculiarity and exclusive benefits of them.
“- Dundgobi aimag has 3.59 mil¬lion heads of livestock and many types of animals with hidden benefits have been noticed by specialists. There¬fore, we aim to discover these types of animals and create new breeds in the aimag. The work starts with the camel and further genetic studies should be made on ghur horse of Bayanjargalan, fine-fleeced sheep of Tsagaandelger and Erdenedalai soums and shawl goat in southern part of Ulziit soum” said a specialist of Agriculture Department of Dundgobi aimag J.Batbileg. At the end of last year, the camel population in Dundgobi aimag reached 33.9 thousand, 3500 of which are raised on the territory of Oldokh bag of Khuld soum.
The camel herd, on which the genet¬ic study will be made, is called Dalangiin khongor, named after Dalan, continuous hills in the Oldokhiin tal area, as a new breed can be named after local geo¬graphical sites. Blood samples will be taken from 50-60 camels and DNA test¬ing will be made to define their genetic features.
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MONGOLIAN WRESTLERS WIN FIVE MEDALS IN NEW DELHI

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ 2017 Senior Asian Free Style Wrestling Championship took place from May 10 to 14 in New Delhi, India.
A Mongolian team of freestyle wres tling athletes of Mongolia success¬fully attended the competition and won one gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Two-time World Wrestling Champion S.Battsetseg won the gold medal, International Master of Sports Kh.Davaachimeg got the bronze med¬al and International Master of Sports Z.Zanabazar secured the silver medal in the men’s 57 kg. Moreover, State Merit Athlete P.Unorbat in the men’s 86kg and International Master of Sports N.Zolboo in the men’s 125kg each won bronze medals.
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WEATHER FORECAST UNTIL MAY 20


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Rain is expected in northern parts of west¬ern and central aimags on May 17, in northern region on May 18, some parts of western aimags and northern parts of central aimags on May 19 . Winds will get stronger in Altai Mountains on May 16, western and central aimags on May 17, reaching 14-16 m/sec, in most regions on May 18, in the Gobi and steppes on May 19, reaching 18-20 m/ sec and forming dust and snow storms.
The nighttime temperature in Altai, Khangai, Khuvsgul and Khentii Moun¬tains will be +4+9 Celsius, and the day¬time, +21+26.
In the Depression of Great Lakes, the Gobi, the bank of Orkhon-Selenge, and the steppes of Dornod and Darig¬anga, the nighttime temperature will be +12+17, and the daytikme, +30+35.
In other regions, the nighttime tem¬perature will be +9+14, and the day¬time, +26+31 Celsius.
Temperatures will fall on May 18 and 19.
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STOCK EXCHANGE WEEKLY REVIEW (MAY 8-12)


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Dur¬ing the period between May 8 and 12, 2017, MSE conducted 5 trading sessions with a total value of MNT 14,908,204,438.22. The daily average trading valued at MNT 2.8 billion.
Stock trading:
229,108 shares of 42 listed com¬panies with a total value of MNT 168,887,984.22 were traded.
Most active stocks by MNT value
1. APU 41,899,474,43
2. Talkh Chikher 30,599,800.00
3. Govi 25,534,070.00
4. Tavan Tolgoi 23,262,173.00
5. BDSec 21,592,130.00
Most active brokerage companies
1. BDSec JSC 104,921,545.00
2. Golomt Capital LLC 62,417,817.65
3. Bumbat-Altai LLC 31,677,847.37
4. Mergen Sanaa LLC 29,392,440.00
5. Trade and Development Bank LLC 21,450,217.33
Government retail bonds trad¬ing:
150,000 government retail bonds with a total value of MNT 13,723,700,000 were traded through one trading session.
Most active brokerage companies for Government securities trading on Primary market
1. “Novel Investment UTsK” LLC 4,065,825,991.00
2. ”BDSec UTsK” JSC 3,407,294,741.00
3. Golomt Capital UTsK LLC 3,168,651,595.00
4. “Ard Capital Group UTsK” LLC 1,706,098,950.00
5. “Mirae Asset Securities Mongo¬lia UtsK” LLC 879,088,766.00
9,729 government retail bonds with a total value of MNT 908,771,000 were traded on secondary market through 13 trading sessions.
Most active brokerage companies for Government securities trading on secondary market
1. “Mirae Asset Securities Mongo¬lia UtsK” LLC 1,277,815,780
2. “Novel Investment UTsK” LLC 459,594,220
3. “Standard Investment UTsK” LLC 80,132,000
As of May 12, 2017, the mar¬ket capitalization valued at MNT 1,431,129,669,085.37 and “MSE ALL” index decreased by 1.88% to close at 822.61 units.
Source: Mongolian Stock Exchange
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MAY 15 EVENTS


9 AM: A meeting of professional in¬stitutions on “Improvement of medicine and vaccine quality and risk manage¬ment system” takes place at Continental Hotel of Ulaanbaatar.
11 AM: Report on the social and eco¬nomic situation of Mongolia at National Statistic Committee.
11 AM: Press briefing on “Energy Mongolia-2017” international confer¬ence and trade fair.
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