President addresses symposium on lowering mortality rate
Under the auspices of President Kh.Battulga, the Administrative Office of the National Security Council in cooperation with the National Police Agency organized a symposium titled “Mortality rate, preventive measures, and improving inter-agency coordination” at the State Palace on December 18.
Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs Ts.Nyamdorj, Secretary of Cabinet G.Zandanshatar, Secretary of the National Security Council A.Gansukh, and representatives of government agencies attended the symposium and delivered speeches on ways to reduce mortality rate, on taking effective action and to enhance mutual cooperation between the government agencies.
In the symposium’s opening remarks, President Kh.Battulga pointed out that national security means ensuring favorable external and internal conditions for securing and protecting the core national interests, and 11 government bodies are responsible for ensuring national security nationwide.
The president said, “I have been committed towards the regulation of coordination among government agencies designated to ensuring national security and met with the authorities of these agencies three times in person to give instructions. We are seeing definite results after the agencies worked on an integrated plan for joint implementation. This symposium is one of the actions set out in the integrated plan. I believe that today’s symposium is a timely event.”
Kh.Battulga reported that people between 40 and 45 years of age, on average, are losing their lives every day and 15,000 to 17,000 individuals die every year due to road, occupational and other accidents, alcohol and chemical poisoning, suicide, homicide, violence, diseases, and other external causes.
The president highlighted that the report illustrates a close estimate to the number of civil war casualties in Syria in the first ten months of 2018, and Mongolia’s living environment has grown similar to that of countries that are in war.
He said, “Today’s heartbreaking circumstances facing the country directly link to the government’s failure to fulfill its responsibilities to provide its citizens with a healthy and safe living environment. Therefore, I hope that you will have a productive discussion on how to reduce the number of such untimely deaths, come up with tangible solutions, and implement them effectively. There should be no more valuable asset than a Mongolian citizen in this country.”
“I am instructing you to organize this symposium every year. When you meet again next year, the abovementioned undesirable numbers should be reduced. I expect only good results from you, no excuses,” the president asserted.