MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS HAD A VIDEO CALL WITH THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
On August 24th, 2020 H.E. Mr. N.Enkhtaivan, Minister for Foreign Affairs had a video call with H.E. Ms. Armida Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).
Minister N.Enkhtaivan highly valued UNESCAP’s support in tackling socio-economic challenges in the region, developing sustainable development policy proposals and providing technical assistance.
The Minister also requested UNESCAP to focus on implementing projects and programs that will help overcome socio-economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as reduced income and high unemployment rates.
The Executive Secretary Armida Alisjahbana congratulated the Minister on his appointment, stressed Mongolia’s active engagement in the UNESCAP activities and expressed readiness to cooperate in mitigating challenges and problems brought by the pandemic.
Furthermore, the Executive Secretary highlighted some areas for strengthening cooperation between Mongolia and UNESCAP such as improving conditions of trade and transport, reducing air pollution and urged Mongolia to accede to the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific.