The Mongol Messenger
The rule of his lordship “CORONAVIRUS” or COVID-19
It has been several months since His Lordship “Coronavirus” (COVID-19) came into power and laid down new rules. As he is unpredictable and resilient (has long incubation period and can survive on various surfaces for many days) even scientists, let alone lay people, do not have an answer to the question of how long his rule will last.
Amendment to the Constitution or revised social contract
The amendment to the Constitution of Mongolia, which was adopted by the Mongolian Parliament – State Great Khural on November 14, 2019, entered into force nationwide at 12.00 AM on May 25, 2020, or at the hour of Horse of the third day of the first summer month of the year of Metal Rat of the Seventeenth 60-year Cycle by the Mongolian calendar.
30 Years of Friendship, Trust and Cooperation
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, which is being commemorated this year, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia D.Tsogtbaatar gave an interview to MONTSAME.
"Culture and art - immunity for any nation during globalization"
Peter K. Marsh is an ethnomusicologist and music historian with broad interdisciplinary training and experience as a teacher, scholar, and administrator, and a specialist in the area of Asian music and culture. He is a specialist in ethnomusicology and area studies, principally the music and culture of Mongolia and Inner Asia, and has written extensively on issues related to musical tradition and modernity in Mongolia.
Mongol Ecology Center: Children tend to care more about the nature and environment than adults
The number of travelers that are led to Mongolia due to its exquisite untouched nature continues to increase with the passing time. While this brings significant economic benefits, it also becomes one of the main reasons for the nature and environment to deteriorate.
B.Gantulga: 70 percent of Mongolian saiga antelope deliver twin offspring
According to the latest study, there are 5,070 Mongolian saiga antelopes in the territory of Mongolia. In 2014, its population reached 15 thousand as a result of being protected by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Unfortunately, the number plunged to 3,000 in 2018 due to spread of the sheep and goat plague as well as drought and dzud (severe winter conditions). Thus, MONTSAME National News Agency discussed the matter of the protection and study of Mongolian saiga antelope with Species Officer at WWF Mongolia, Dr. B.Gantulga.
Overview of Mongolia-Singapore diplomatic relations
Since its admission to the United Nations in October 1961, the reputation of the Mongolian People’s Republic had raised in the international arena, enabling to strengthen its foreign relations.
Green Belt Project - Symbol of Friendship between Mongolia and the Republic of Korea
On November 22, 2019, during a parliament session, it was warned that 76.8 percent of Mongolia’s territory has become subject to desertification and land degradation. Later, on February 20, 2019, a technical meeting to develop a global sand and dust storm source base map talked about how the yellow dust storm caused by desertification and land degradation is posing a challenge to not only Mongolia and Asia, but the entire world and producing diverse impacts on human health.
A ‘Window’ To Gaze At Birds
Photographer L.Jargalsaikhan took photos of around 370 of the total 513 species of birds recorded in Mongolia to date. His photos have their very own theme as each of them highlights the bird’s grace and beauty rather than its character, lifestyle, and sustenance. That is maybe why the line ‘like the birds, praise the warm red sun casting long shadows on its way down to setting’ comes into my mind at this moment. Everyday has its space in time where unpredictable encounters await us. There is no way to tell what bird will be chirping as the sun rises tomorrow. We had the opportunity to interview Jargalsaikhan and it was as if all birds were welcoming the morning sun.
When scapula becomes art
The term ‘pioneer’ is a common emphasis in art. Even after the first classical paintings, movies, books, and sculptures, people come up with new and innovative ideas and become the pioneers of another original work. Foremost Cultural Worker T.Battogtokh displayed his 2.45-meter giant carved scapula or animal shoulder blade bone, which can be considered as the first in Mongolia, during his exhibition entitled ‘Scapula Symphony’.
Economy of Mongolia in 2020: Impact of coronavirus and other risks
In addition to the world facing economic difficulties as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been alarming news articles about a possible serious recession on the way that have yet to occur in the last 100 years.
Zhalgas Adilbayev: Kazakhstan and Mongolia have not fully used their cooperation potentials
MONTSAME interviewed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Mongolia Zhalgas Adilbayev
Mongolia-Singapore relations expanding through Erena Solutions
Mongolia-Singapore trade and business cooperation is expanding through Erena Solutions LLC.
Canada Fund projects support capacity development of persons with disabilities
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (Canada Fund) provides modest funding for small-scale, high-impact projects in more than 120 countries around the world. The projects are planned and implemented mainly by local organizations, and are selected and approved by the Canadian Embassy.
L.Khangai: It shouldn’t be assumed that the construction for the pipeline going through Mongolia will begin in just a few days
During the official visit of Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh to the Russian Federation in December 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding was established between the Government of Mongolia and the ‘Gazprom’ company, setting the official start of the project on building pipelines going through Mongolia that have been under discussion for over 20 years.
The Art of Today
MONTSAME interviewed young artist D.Odonchimeg who is currently residing and creating her arts in France and promoting the name ‘Mongolia’ to all over the world by participating in many major art exhibitions abroad.
Kuwait: The home of oil
This year marks 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the State of Kuwait. The friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries have been expanding since its establishment of diplomatic relations. Within the framework of the anniversary, some journalists of Mongolian press and media organizations visited Kuwait between February 16-23.
Presidential visit defined by emotional support and solidarity
About two weeks ago, Mongolia witnessed a significant event that can be brought to the fore for turning a new page in the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Mongolia and China. This is a visit of President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga to China.
When will the old passenger trains of Ulaanbaatar Railway JSC “retire”?
80 percent of the total train cars currently used in Mongolia continues to use the old technology of burning coal for heating. There is no other country that is in the same state as ours as every other country is developing its electric, high-speed trains and equipping it with proper ventilation systems and air conditioning as well as vacuum.
“Mongolia is on the same level as developed countries for its development of IT and communications sector”
“InvesCore’s achievements will serve as a stepping stone for many more Mongolian companies to enter the foreign market”
B.Turmunkh: I illustrated 60 pieces for the updated version of ‘The Secret History of Mongols’