Mongolian delegation participated in the OSCE “Connectivity: Commerce and Investment” conference

2A delegation headed by H.E. Bolor Tsolmon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Germany, participated in the OSCE Conference on “Connectivity: Commerce and Investment” in 18th-19th of May, 2016. The business conference was initiated by the Government of Germany as Germany’s Chairmanship program in 2016. The conference was also attended by Mr. L.Dashdorj, Advisor to the President of Mongolia and Mr.A.Ariunaa, Deputy Director of the Department of economic cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.

Around 1000 delegates representing both public and private sectors from the 57 members of the OSCE took part in the conference as it was the first major OSCE conference for private sector participants. Chairperson-in-office, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, Mr.Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened the conference and stressed that ‘the aim of the conference is to contribute to both economic opportunities and broader political confidence-building’.

Germany is emphasizing on the intensification of business relations among OSCE members and improvement of cross-border trade and transport during its OSCE Chairmanship in 2016.

3            In relation to that, Ambassador Bolor Tsolmon informed participants about the “Asia Europe Business Forum” taking place in July 13-14, 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and invited private sector participants to attend the conference. The business forum will be organized just before the ASEM High-level Summit and more than 600 delegates are expected to take part in order to discuss the topic on “Asia Europe Connectivity” among many others.