Foreign Minister delivers remarks at webinar on defending democracy from disinformation

2021-05-07 14:28:05

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Friends in Defence of Democracy in collaboration with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), which is based in Stockholm, organized the webinar entitled “Defending Democracy from Disinformation” on 6 May. Ministers, Deputy Minister and Ambassador from Georgia, Liberia, Mongolia, Sweden, Portugal and Tunisia attended the webinar and exchanged views on their best practices and solutions to protect democracy from disinformation and build resilient society from disinformation.


H.E. Ms. B.Battsetseg delivered remarks and pointed out that disinformation was becoming a harder problem in Mongolia in the current situation defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of media and information technologies and mineral resources. Furthermore, the Minister briefed on Government policies and activities, such as Digital Nation, Ministry of Digital Affairs, the Innovation and Digital Policy Standing Committee of the Parliament and draft laws on personal data protection and cyber security.


Having viewed that global democracy was under threats due to regional conflicts and political and economic crises, the group of Friends in Defence of Democracy was established in 2020 at the initiative of Sweden. Today the group consists of Georgia, Liberia, Mongolia, Portugal, Sweden, Tunisia and Uruguay.


Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs