L.Bold discusses issues facing LLDCs at UN General Assembly


Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Bold took part in the 13th meeting of ministers of landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), held during the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly.
The ministers met to discuss the challenges and problems LLDCs face and ways to approach gaining the cooperation and support needed from the international community.
As a landlocked developing country, Mongolia has initiated a number of projects within the U.N. and World Trade Organization in order to attract international interest in enhancing the competitiveness of LLDCs. Last year, Mongolia initiated and set up the LLDCs Think Tank in Ulaanbaatar, charged with conducting pertinent surveys and research, and issuing policy recommendations. Mongolia will continue working toward the development of the LLDCs Think Tank into an official U.N. system organization, Minister L.Bold stated.
The Minister held a meeting with Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, to discuss collaboration.
Minister L.Bold thanked Gyan Chandra Acharya for providing support in hosting the high-level international workshop “WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation: Implications for LLDCs” in Ulaanbaatar, and for his personal participation in it.
Acharya re-affirmed that the Prime Minister of Mongolia is invited to the second U.N. Conference on LLDCs to take place in Vienna in November 2014.
“Mongolia is ready to expand its cooperation with the international community in the peacekeeping mission area,” L.Bold stated, addressing conferences and events on the pertinent topic.
L.Bold attended a ministerial dinner on “Strengthening the Partnership: A Fresh Dialogue on U.N. Peacekeeping,” held on September 25, and a summit on international peacekeeping operations.
Afterwards, Minister L.Bold participated in an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Meeting, and addressed the developments in Ukraine and the seventh Ministerial Meeting on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
Minister L.Bold had a meeting with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Executive Secretary, Lassina Zerbo. Zerbo welcomed Mongolia’s initiatives on the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security and the nuclear-free status of Mongolia, and noted that the CTBTO is interested in organizing a regional workshop in Ulaanbaatar with the Mongolian government.

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