Mongolia-US diplomatic ties 30th anniversary celebration wraps up www.montsame.mn
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Celebration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the United States was officially closed last week.
Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar attended the closing ceremony, held by the US Embassy on February 2, where he delivered a speech, in which he highlighted the consistent support of the US in Mongolia’s transition to democracy.
In the margins of the anniversary, Ulaanbaatar and Washington engaged in several visits and events, including the visit of Mongolian Foreign Minister to the US, reforming of the Mongolia Group in the US Congress, and the announcement of Mongolia’s eligibility for a Second Compact Agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the preparations for which are ongoing.
The two countries also broadened bilateral cooperation through more events such as the US tour of Mongolian ethnic band Husugtun, performance of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Ulaanbaatar, cooperation within Fulbright, FLEX, LEAD programs, and Mongolia’s inclusion in the H-2A, H-2B visa programs.
Mongolia hosted the 12th bilateral consultations between Foreign Ministries on January 20 this year.