VII Ministerial Conference of CD concluded successfully
The closing ceremony of the VII Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies that was conducted for three days in Ulaanbaatar was held at the Great Hall of the Government Palaceon Monday. The ceremony was chaired by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Mongolia and member of the Parliament, L.Bold.
Over the three days of the VII Ministerial Conference, the participants held discussions at Forums on Civil Society, Youth, Corporate Democracy, Women and Parliament. Following the discussions, the Ulaanbaatar Declaration was approved based upon the requests and initiations of the Conference participants.
During the closing ceremony of VII Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, the 2013 Geremek Award was presented to Aung San Suu Kyi for her lifetime struggle to promote democratic values and practices in her region and throughout the world.
The Palmer Prize was given to three figures: Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador for Libya who passed away in September 2012; Stefan Eriksson, Ambassador of Sweden for Belarus in the years 2008-2012, and Mongolian Ambassador-at-Large S.Badral.
In his closing remarks of the VII Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj said “The VII Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies was conducted successfully. We have adopted our wishes to create good wills in the future”, he then went on to emphasize that Mongolia’s participation in the activities of the Community of Democracies will strengthen in the future.
Then he handed over the flag of the Community of Democracies to Mr. Hugo Roger Martinez Bonilla, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of El Salvador. El Salvador will assume the Presidency of the Community of Democracies for the next two years.
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