Parliament to organize spring session via video-conferencing

2020-03-26 15:53:40

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. A regular spring session of the Mongolian Parliament will open on April 6, under the relevant law.

In the wake of fast-spreading Covid-19 globally and Mongolia’s heightened state of readiness, Parliament Speaker G.Zandanshatar made a decision to organize its plenaries of the spring session by using video-conferencing and virtual management tools.

Preparations are underway to support virtual meetings. An opening of the spring session will be live-streamed to four or five halls. Plenary meetings and meetings of standing committees and working groups will be organized via video streaming in the halls, alongside creating a possibility for MPs to join the sessions remotely. In case of being physically present to parliamentary activity, a distance between MPs will be kept at two meters, not gathering greater than 20 MPs in one place.      

Furthermore, the Parliament is considering an issue to amend the Law on the Procedure of the Plenary Session of the State Great Khural of Mongolia to ensure MPs to get registered and join remote voting.