Capital city governor meets UK Ambassador

2019-08-14 14:15:12

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Governor of the capital city and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Amarsaikhan met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Mongolia Philip Malone, discussing bilateral relations and further cooperation. Present at the meeting were Advisor to The Governor of the capital city M.Mend-Ochir and Director of the External Relations and Cooperation Department of the governor’s office D.Chinzorig.

Expressing his delight with the long-standing relationship between the two countries, Ambassador Philip Malone noted that akin to big cities around the world, Ulaanbaatar is encountering a lot of challenges in the course of its development and that London does face many challenges too. “Britain sources over 20 percent of its energy from renewable energy. As for Mongolia, consumption of raw coal causes high carbon dioxide emissions. In mitigating this, exploitation of renewable energy sources, especially solar and wind energy, is crucial,” he said.

The ambassador then commended that a large number of Mongolian young people are obtaining higher education in Britain and most of them are studying with scholarship and went on to say, “More and more people are learning English in Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar has established cooperation with the UK city of Leeds. I believe the cooperation will develop in the future, giving opportunities to exchange experience and deepen cultural ties. I am pleased that commissioning of the Khushigt Valley new airport next year will raise the number of flights, giving increased number of tourists an opportunity to explore Mongolia.”

Mentioning the intensification of bilateral friendly relations and cooperation in all sectors, especially politics, economy, environment, culture, and education, Governor S.Amarsaikhan informed the capital city authority is paying attention to projects on air pollution, urban planning, traffic congestion, and construction, and working to fully introduce refined coal to households at reasonable price as the cabinet banned raw coal combustion across the capital city to mitigate air pollution. He also noted that special emphasis is being put on increasing public access to public services in the fields of education and health care, constructing more health and education facilities, setting up free economic zone, developing tourism, and increasing jobs.