For­eign Re­la­tions Com­mit­tee of Na­tional Coun­cil meets with the of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs

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The For­eign Re­la­tions Com­mit­tee of Na­tional Coun­cil met with of­fi­cials of the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs led by the Sec­re­tary last Fri­day. The meet­ing was con­vened to dis­cuss the mul­ti­lat­eral agree­ment for the es­tab­lish­ment of an In­ter­na­tional Think Tank for the land­locked de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

In a de­tailed pre­sen­ta­tion of the agree­ment in keep­ing with the rule of pro­ce­dure for rat­i­fi­ca­tion of in­ter­na­tional agree­ments, the Com­mit­tee was briefed on the back­ground and con­tent of the in­stru­ment. The in­stru­ment is an ef­fort, spear­headed by the Mon­go­lian gov­ern­ment for a fo­rum for Land­locked De­vel­op­ing Coun­tries (LLDCs) that lack ter­ri­to­rial ac­cess to sea, to come to­gether, share knowl­edge for ad­dress­ing com­mon chal­lenges. The In­ter­na­tional Think Tank would help en­hance the abil­ity of LLDCs to ben­e­fit from in­ter­na­tional trade with the ul­ti­mate aim of rais­ing hu­man de­vel­op­ment and poverty re­duc­tion. Ten coun­tries have al­ready rat­i­fied/ ac­ceded/ ap­proved the Agree­ment, ful­fill­ing the min­i­mum thresh­old num­ber to come into ef­fect and would be op­er­a­tional by Oc­to­ber 6, 2017.

The Chair­per­son of the For­eign Re­la­tions Com­mit­tee Kaka Tsh­er­ing thanked the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs and con­cluded the meet­ing.

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