1In the connection with the working visit of the President of Mongolia, H.E. Mr. Elbegdorj to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, International Cooperation Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and the Oslo Center are co-organizing the International Workshop “Sound Management and Natural Resources-2” in Naypyidaw, Myanmar from 15 to 16 June 2016.

The President H.E. Mr. Elbegdorj briefly met with the paritcipants of the workshop and introduced about the events organized within the framework of Internationatiol Cooperation Fund, initiated by Mongolia.

The workshop organized in Naypyidaw is the continuation of the previous workshop held on March 2016 in Ulaanbaatar .

More than 80 high level representatives from Mongolia, Myanmar, Kyrgyz Republic and Timor-Leste are participating in the workshop to discuss the development of mining sector, its achievements and challenges faced by the mineral industry.

H.E. Mr. Ohn Win, Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Myanmar and H.E. Mr. Jigjid R., Minister of Mining of Mongolia addressed to the workshop.

With a view to sharing its experience and achievements in strengthening democracy with the countries that are in transition to democracy, Mongolia is cooperating with Myanmar, Kyrgyz Republic, Timor-Leste on developing good governance, development, and sound management of natural resource.

The workshop will continue for two days. High level participants, including former Prime Minister of Norway and President of the Oslo Center Mr. Kjell Bondevik, former Prime Minister of Bhutan Mr. Jigme Thinley and Minister of Petroleum of Timor-Leste H.E. Mr. Alfredo Pires will deliver presentations and engage in discussions on their countries’ mining sector development, and implementation of the policies and programmes.