On 18 March 2020, H.E. Mr. Tugsbilguun Tumurkhuleg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific /ESCAP/, paid a call on H.E. Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP at the UN Building in Bangkok to bid farewell at the end of his tenure.

During the meeting, the Ambassador expressed his satisfaction with successful collaboration between Mongolia and ESCAP, especially in the areas of environment, statistics, disaster risk reduction, transit transport, trade facilitation as well as in promoting the interests of the landlocked developing countries, and extended his gratitude to the Executive Secretary and the Secretariat for their support in discharging his duties as Mongolia’s Permanent Representative to ESCAP.

He also underlined the importance of the Executive Secretary’s official visit to Mongolia in 2019 and Mongolia’s chairmanship of the 75th Session of the Commission.

While noting that during Ambassador T.Tugsbilguun’s  5 year tenure the collaboration between UNESCAP and Mongolia has continued to prosper, with areas such as connectivity, energy, disaster mitigation, transport transit, trade facilitation seeing considerable growth, Her Excellency Armida Alisjahbana reiterated ESCAP’s continued support in the above-mentioned areas.

On his turn, Ambassador T.Tugsbilguun appreciated ESCAP’s continued support to the initiative by the President of Mongolia to establish a regional organization for the Northeast Asian common electricity market and expressed his gratitude to the Secretariat for co-hosting a plenary session on Northeast Asia regional energy cooperation as part of the Sixth International Conference of Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security held in Ulaanbaatar in June 2019.