UNITED NATIONS ESCAP TO SUPPORT THE MONGOLIAN PRESIDENT’S REGIONAL ENERGY INITIATIVE

On 29-30 April 2019, Mr. Bayanjargal Byambasaikhan, Special Envoy of the President of Mongolia on Regional Energy Cooperation and H.E. Mr. Tumurkhuleg Tugsbilguun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) met with H.E. Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the UN ESCAP and Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Director of the Energy Division of UN ESCAP respectively.

The parties discussed and agreed on plans to support the establishment of a regional organization for the Northeast Asian common electricity market, initiated by H.E. Mr. Khaltmaa Battulga, President of Mongolia.

Moreover, the parties agreed to continue the cooperation in the energy sector and to co-host a plenary session on Northeast Asia regional energy cooperation as part of the Sixth International Conference of Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security to be held on 5-6 June 2019 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.