Min­is­ter D.Tsogt­baatar vis­its Qatar

The UB Post - - Front Page - By T.BAYARBAT

Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs D.Tsogt­baatar paid an of­fi­cial visit to Qatar from De­cem­ber 15 to 16.

Prime Min­is­ter of Qatar Sheikh Ab­dul­lah bin Nasser bin Khal­ifa Al Thani re­ceived Min­is­ter D.Tsogt­baatar to ex­change views on the re­la­tions and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries.

Dur­ing their meet­ing, the min­is­ter spoke with the Qatari pre­mier about the cur­rent state of Mon­go­lia’s econ­omy and in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in the coun­try.

They talked about pos­si­ble ar­eas for bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion, and po­ten­tial to ex­pand the cur­rent co­op­er­a­tion in de­tail.

The Mon­go­lian min­is­ter of for­eign af­fairs high­lighted that open­ing a res­i­dent em­bassy of Qatar in Ulaan­baatar will be of cru­cial im­por­tance to ex­pand­ing the re­la­tions and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Mon­go­lia and Qatar.

As part of his visit, Min­is­ter D.Tsogt­baatar at­tended the Doha Fo­rum 2018, a plat­form for global di­a­logue on crit­i­cal chal­lenges fac­ing the world, which was held un­der a ti­tle of “Shap­ing pol­icy in an in­ter­con­nected world”.

The min­is­ter par­tic­i­pated in the Mu­nich Se­cu­rity Con­fer­ence, which took place as a part of the fo­rum. Es­tab­lished in 2000, the fo­rum pro­motes the in­ter­change of ideas, dis­course, pol­icy mak­ing, and ac­tion ori­ented rec­om­men­da­tions.

The fo­rum brought to­gether po­lit­i­cal fig­ures, thought lead­ers, gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies, and civic so­ci­ety or­ga­ni­za­tions to ad­dress to­day’s ur­gent is­sues and ways the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity can come to­gether to solve them.

The fo­rum’s at­ten­dees turned their dis­cus­sion to four es­sen­tial themes such as se­cu­rity, peace and me­di­a­tion, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and trends and tran­si­tions.

In the fo­rum’s open­ing re­marks, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Ha­mad al-Thani said, “My fa­ther launched the Doha Fo­rum in 2000 as a global di­a­logue plat­form at the ad­vent of the new mil­len­nium when the United Na­tions her­alded prin­ci­ples of a new era of in­ter­na­tional co-op­er­a­tion that has gained the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity’s con­sen­sus. In the af­ter­math of the cold war and con­clu­sions drawn by the world from the mas­sacres in Rwanda, Bu­rundi and the Balkan, it seemed that an in­ter­na­tional se­cu­rity or­der is in the mak­ing to en­able co­op­er­a­tion that would be marked by in­te­grated ef­forts to find so­lu­tions to var­i­ous chal­lenges in the fields of ed­u­ca­tion, health and de­vel­op­ment. But there was a con­cur­rence of chal­lenges and crises fac­ing the world; from Septem­ber 11 events and the spread of ter­ror­ism, vi­o­lence and ex­trem­ism, to the global fi­nan­cial mar­kets cri­sis and the phe­nom­e­non of cli­mate change and global warm­ing. And we have moved from talk­ing about cos­mopoli­tanism to con­cern over politi­ciz­ing xeno­pho­bia by the pop­ulist move­ments that rally the pub­lic along eth­nic, na­tional, re­li­gious and sec­tar­ian af­fil­i­a­tions; and we have also moved from be­ing op­ti­mistic about mar­ket glob­al­iza­tion and elim­i­na­tion of bor­ders to deal­ing with pro­tec­tion­ist eco­nomic poli­cies.”

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