MPs and OSCE speak about Mon­go­lian Kazakh peo­ple

The UB Post - - POLITICS -

Head of the Par­lia­men­tary Sub-Com­mit­tee on Hu­man Rights MPs D.Tsogt­baatar and Kazakh MPs G.Soltan and Kh.Badil­han met with the High Com­mis­sioner on Na­tional Mi­nori­ties (HCNM) of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Se­cu­rity and Co-op­er­a­tion in Europe’s se­nior po­lit­i­cal ad­vi­sor Mark Fu­ma­galli and se­nior le­gal ad­vi­sor Lawrence Hadirka on September 4 at the State Palace to talk about the eth­nic mi­nor­ity, the Kazakh peo­ple.

MP D.Tsogt­baatar high­lighted that as one of the six chap­ters of the Mon­go­lia's Con­sti­tu­tion per­tains to pro­tect­ing and pro­mot­ing hu­man rights, Mon­go­lia’s pol­icy does not dis­crim­i­nate against eth­nic mi­nori­ties.

He un­der­lined that many say that Mon­go­lian Kazakh peo­ple are an eth­nic group who are main­tain­ing their tra­di­tions, cus­toms and cul­ture very well com­pared with other Kaza­khs through­out the world, which is a tes­ta­ment to Mon­go­lia’s state pol­icy to pro­mote its mi­nori­ties. But he noted that many Kazakh young peo­ple face some prob­lems when they get jobs be­cause they don't learn Mon­go­lian well in sec­ondary schools, and urged more at­ten­tion be paid to the is­sue.

The MP pointed out that three Kazakh MPs are elected in Par­lia­ment ev­ery elec­tion, and a Kazakh deputy min­is­ter is cur­rently work­ing in the gov­ern­ment.

Fu­ma­galli stated that a work­ing group of the HCNM ar­rived in Mon­go­lia to learn more about the coun­try’s eth­nic mi­nor­ity and col­lect gen­eral in­for­ma­tion by vis­it­ing Mon­go­lian Kazakh fam­i­lies in Bayan-Ul­gii Prov­ince.

Fu­ma­galli asked MP Kh.Badil­han about the ef­fec­tive­ness of the par­lia­men­tary elec­tion sys­tem for eth­nic mi­nor­ity groups in the coun­try.

Kh.Badil­han stressed that de­pend­ing on its pop­u­la­tion, three leg­is­la­tors rep­re­sent Bayan-Ul­gii Prov­ince in Par­lia­ment ev­ery par­lia­men­tary term and high­lighted that the state of Mon­go­lia al­ways sup­ports its eth­nic mi­nori­ties to pro­tect their lan­guage and cul­ture.

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