Mongolia becomes the 57th participant Organization for OSCE












The OSCE Secretary General, Lamberto Zannier was welcomed on 22 November 2012 by the Permanent Representative of Mongolia, E.Jargalsaikhan, to the OSCE, following the decision for the country to become the Organization’s 57th participating State.
“Mongolia’s successful application demonstrates that our organization continues to be valued as a forum where security issues can be addressed in an inclusive way. I look forward to exploring how we can further develop our fruitful co-operation on the basis of the commitments and principles on which this organization is based,” said Zannier. “Mongolia’s full participation in the OSCE will also strengthen our ability to tackle transnational threats in its region, while Mongolia will benefit from the OSCE’s expertise in supporting democratic and institutional reforms and in economic and environmental issues.”
The OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organization, working to ensure peace, democracy and stability for more than a billion people in Europe, Asia and North America. The decision to welcome Mongolia into the Organization was taken by consensus.
Speaking after confirmation of the decision, the Chairperson-in-Office,Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore said “On behalf of the entire OSCE family I am delighted to welcome Mongolia as our newest OSCE participating State. Mongolia has been a long-standing Asian Partner for Co-operation of the OSCE. The OSCE is addressing the many transnational security challenges we face across the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian region and Mongolia’s desire to join fully in our efforts underlines the importance of our Organization’s work… I look forward to welcoming Mongolia as it takes up its new position at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Dublin on the 6th of December and to deepening our partnership still further.”
Mongolia became an Asian partner of the OSCE in 2004.
Ambassador E.Jargalsaikhan, the Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the OSCE, handed over his credentials to OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier at the Hofburg in Vienna, 22 November.
Then Foreign Minister Gombojav Zandanshatar told a meeting of the OSCE and Asian partners in May 2011 that expanding cooperation with the OSCE is a priority of Mongolia’s foreign policy, and expressed willingness to become a member of the organization.
In October 2011, Mongolia formally submitted its application for the OSCE membership.
Mongolia’s participation in the OSCE is considered as part of its efforts to implement a “third neighbour” policy the country has been pursuing.

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