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2010-07-06




Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum sent a Letter Congratulating President Ts.Elbegdorj


Founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum Mr. Klaus Schwab sent a letter congratulating the President of Mongolia on successfully co-hosting the “Fair Mineral Development Roundtable” with the World Economic Forum in Ulaanbaatar on June 17th and 18th, 2010. In his letter he said:

“I would like to congratulate you on the very successful co-hosting of last week’s “Fair Mineral Development” Roundtable in Ulaanbaatar. I was pleased to hear from our Senior Director and Head of Mining & Metals about this event as a direct follow-up of your participation in this year’s Mining & Metals Governors Meeting in Davos.

… I am proud to see that the Roundtable has—thanks to your strong support—taken place in a country where issues of mineral development are presently discussed and where decisions following these discussions will shape the future of that country: Mongolia. The next step is further examining the discussed issues that public sector, private sector and civil society in mineral wealthy emerging economies see as most important on a global basis. We plan to synthesize and present the outcomes at the Annual Meeting in Davos 2011.

Constituting n inter5gral part and basic pre-condition for fair mineral development, transparency and anti-corruption are treated with high priority at the World Economic Forum: Mining & Metals industry group has been a founding member of the “Partnering Against Corruption Initiative” (PAC) which is providing guidance to governments in developing their anti-corruption strategies and policies, based on the strong relationships it has built since 2004 with the key players and institutions from the global anti-corruption landscape. Knowing that transparency is a topic close to your heart as well, I encourage our teams to keep exploring common ground and cooperate where possible.

Last but not least, let me express how pleased I am to see that Mongolia is the first country to second a Government official into the Forum’s Mining & Metals team and that he will get the chance to be part of our Global Leadership Fellows program. I look forward to his graduation from the program in 2013 and hope to see you again before then.”