'Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security’ to be held early June

2019-05-23 12:27:28

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Since the 1980’s, Mongolia has been consistently pursuing the policy of launching a dialogue mechanism in Northeast Asia. These efforts yielded the ‘Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security’ initiative in 2013 and the first international conference was organized in 2014. Since 2017, the conference has been upgraded to 1.5 level gathering together both government officials and academia.

This dialogue forum is now evolving into an open and inclusive mechanism, bringing together representatives from all countries in the sub-region. Discussion topics cover a broad range of issues including security, energy, infrastructure, green development, opportunities of humanitarian cooperation and others.

This year the 6th international conference ‘Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security’ will be held on 5-6 June at 1.5 track as well.

The agenda of the 6th conference will consist of the two plenary sessions on ‘The Northeast Asian Security Environment: Opportunities and Challenges’ and ‘Cooperation and Competition Dynamics in Northeast Asia’ and the three parallel sessions on ‘Promoting Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia’, ‘Humanitarian Challenges in Emergency Situations’, and ‘Inclusion of Youth, Peace and Security: Perspectives for Dialogue in Northeast Asia’.

The conference is expected to be attended by about 200 international and national delegates comprising representatives of the government entities, the United Nations and other international organizations and academia. The Government invitees to the conference include not only the Northeast Asian countries – China, ROK, DPRK, Japan, Russia, and Mongolia – but also officials from other continents including Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, European Union, and others.

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia