Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security to take placePolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Since the 1980s, 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.
The ‘Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security’, which has been postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will make its return with its 7th conference on June 23-24.
Within the framework of this conference, sessions under the themes ‘Regional Security Challenges and Opportunities', ‘Northeast Asian Multilateral Cooperation’, ‘Northeastern Asian Peace Future’, ‘Post-pandemic Regional Economic Cooperation', ‘Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation’, and ‘Integration of power transmission grids in energy transition’.
The conference is evolving year by year 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.
It will be attended by more than 150 international and national delegates and 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, the ROK, the DPRK, Japan, Russia, and Mongolia, but also officials from other continents, including Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, the European Union, and others.
Since 2017, the conference has been upgraded to a 1.5-level gathering together both government officials and academia.