Minister D.Tsogtbaatar visits Qatar
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.”