THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, PRESS & COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION

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2014-12-31




NEW YEAR ADDRESS TO THE NATION OF TSAKHIAGIIN ELBEGDORJ, PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA



The factory of the “Erdenet” Mining Corporation, Erdenet City

My fellow citizens,
I am glad to extend New Year’s greetings from the Erdenet city, where I started working 33 years ago. Erdenet mine is a symbol of our eternal friendship and a wonderful creation that inspires our people's creation.
It is time for us to create. In the last few years, a number of factories have been opened in Mongolia, accelerating the creation. For instance, construction material manufacturers, cement, iron processing plants, food production companies and other key factories are complete and ready for commissioning. Creation in our country is arising against the economic setback.
Mongolia has recorded a trade surplus in outgoing year of 2014. It is also proof of growing creation in Mongolia. Number of livestock has reached a record high of 52 million, which means it has more than doubled the result 25 years ago. Last spring Mongolia planted in 313 thousand hectares and collected 520 thousand tons of crops harvest this autumn and this was the record result in last 17 years.
Last autumn Heads of State of our neighboring countries visited our country and at the initiative of Mongolia, the first formal trilateral meeting between Mongolia, Russia and China was successfully held. Mongolia has won the right to host the next 11th ASEM Summit in Ulaanbaatar in 2016. In 2014 Mongolia signed the Economic Partnership Agreement, Agreement on Transparency and Millennium Challenge Corporation has selected Mongolia as eligible to develop a second compact. The year of 2014 brought the foreign relations and international cooperation of Mongolia to a new stage of development, spreading a positive image of Mongolia to the world.
This year was the 25th Anniversary of the Democratic Revolution and the 75th Historical Anniversary of the Victory of Khalkhiin Gol Battle. We have exceeded our previous achievements in culture and sports.
Dear citizens,
We shall bid farewell to 2014 and welcome New Year 2015. Let us strive to reinforce our previous achievements and accomplish far more in 2015. I believe that in a close cooperation with our Parliament, Government and other public organizations we will move Mongolia forward and advance in positive directions. Respecting accountability and creation is of utmost importance for Mongolia. This issue was recently discussed at the level of Parliament and Government of Mongolia. Budget Transparency Law or “A Glass Account Law” will enter into force on January 1st, 2015, allowing citizens to control and monitor the expenditure of taxpayers’ money.
Moreover, next year we plan to submit to the Parliament the following draft laws including the Law on Public Hearing, Law on Accountability of Elected and Appointed Officials, General Administrative Law, Law on Civic Participation, Law on Future Legacy Fund and other laws that will respect citizens’ interest, remind officials to accountability and contribute to establishing the rule of law in Mongolia.
I do hope and believe that the coming year 2015, will be a year of progress and advancement. I am confident that Mongolians will not waste a single precious moment in 2015. Time is the most valuable investment for Mongolia and is more expensive than the foreign currency. The coming New Year will be of historical importance and will be equal to the future development of a decade in Mongolia.
I would like to call on my people to be creative and responsible, facing challenges, taking advantage of every opportunity and not wasting time. I extend this call and extend my greetings to all my countrymen joyfully waiting to meet the New Year who reside in the four directions and eight azimuths of the world.
I also wish a happy New Year to the representatives and collectives from the world countries and international organizations.
Fellow citizens,
Mongolia is expected to welcome its three millionth citizen on the eve of the 27th anniversary of Mongolian population reached two million. With all our will and might Mongolians are growing many. Next year Government and healthcare organizations will make more commitment and pay more close attention to the health of our mother and children.
I appreciate and wish a happy New Year to doctors, police officers, firefighters, emergency staff, soldiers, patients and every single person on duty and official service at the moment. The coming year of 2015 will be a prosperous year fully loaded with new ideas and creations. From the humming factory of Erdenet, which is the source of an intensive creation, I wish happiness and all the best to our elders, children and all the families.
Let the New Year be a propitious year for every person. And I would like to raise this bowl of milk to the happiness and wellbeing of every family and home.
Once again, I wish a Happy New Year!
Have a wonderful New Year!