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2010-07-09




President Receives Newly Appointed Ambassadors



Today, newly appointed Ambassadors of Republic of Finland, Kingdom of Belgium, and the Republic of Mali handed their credentials to President Elbegdorj.
Ambassador Lars Erik Backstrem of Republic of Finland is an experienced diplomat who has previously worked in European Union, in addition to four Asian nations, including Thailand and Laos. He stressed of the traditional friendly relations between Mongolia and Republic of Finland, adding that he will emphasize on advancing bilateral ties on every level. Trade and economic cooperation as well as regularizing of high level exchange between the countries would be high in his agenda, Ambassador Lars Backstrem added.
Later on, the President received Patrick Nijs, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Mongolia, who also presented his credentials. Ambasador Patrick Nijs has previously worked in Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Mongolia-Belgium relations in trade and economic, and defense sectors are effectively developing. Kingdom of Belgium has recently received the Presidency of the Council of European Union starting from 1 July, 2010. During the visits of President Elbegdorj, and then Prime Minister Bayar to Kingdom of Belgium, talks were successfully held on preparing Mongolian metallurgic specialists in the kingdom, increasing Belgian investment in Mongolia, and strengthening education and humanitarian exchange between the countries.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Mali to Mongolia, Brahmi Kulibali has also submitted his letter of credence to President Elbegdorj. The Mongolia-Mali diplomatic relations were first established in 1960, and even though geographically distant, two countries have good potential to develop agricultural and livestock husbandry, the Ambassador mentioned.
Upon receiving credentials from newly appointed ambassadors, President Elbegdorj extended his congratulations to them, and wished best of success for their future deeds.