Foreign Minister delivers remarks at Community of Democracies conference

Foreign Affairs Minister of Mongolia L.Purevsuren delivered remarks at the opening session of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CoD), held from July 22 to 24, in El Salvador.
Minister L.Purevsuren congratulated El Salvador for the successful chairmanship of the CoD and excellent organization of the event. “It is delightful to witness that in the last 15 years since the community has become more established. It has remained true to the Warsaw Principles, and its values and ideals are growing. Our community carries out its mission in a resolute manner despite the notable setbacks in democracy we are witnessing today,” he said, and added, “this reminds Mongolia that we should keep our vigilance high and should spare no efforts to protect, nurture and strengthen democracy in our country and beyond.”
Minister L.Purevsuren noted that the people of Mongolia will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the nation’s democracy on July 29, the day that the first fully democratic and free election took place in Mongolia.
The three-day conference commenced with forum dialogues on issues including youth, private enterprise, civil society, and a parliamentary meeting on democracy and development. The theme of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies was “Democracy and Development”. Representatives from over 100 countries attended the meeting in addition to several non-governmental organizations.
On the sidelines of the conference, the Foreign Affairs Minister met and exchanged views with other ministers present including Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajcak, Vice Foreign Minister of Japan Takashi Uto, and Minister of State for External Affairs of India Kumar Singh.
Mongolia hosted the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, a forum of democratic countries involved in an ongoing dialogue among countries wedded to and practicing democracy, in 2013. Its objective is to provide strengthening of the democratic forms of governance throughout the world. El Salvador, as the current President of the Group, hosted the 8th Ministerial Conference of the CoD. The next ministerial conference will be held in the United States of America, which has taken over the Presidency of the CoD.

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