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Governmental meeting resolves around 20 issues

By E.DARI

Government officials discussed and resolved some 20 issues in its meeting held last Saturday.

Tobacco production, import, and service to be controlled

The ordinance on tobacco control regulates the production, import, sale, and service of tobacco, and includes the specific arrangement between the entities which serve tobacco and the organization which will supervise it. Moreover, the demands which will be imposed on tobacco production, import, sale, and service emerged in the meeting.

For instance, according to the ordinance, cigarettes should not be placed by the cash registers of sales stores and supermarkets since they must only be in a special counter. The sale of tobacco is forbidden within 500 meters of secondary general education schools and dormitories.

Furthermore, in compliance with the ordinance, the sale of cigarettes is prohibited at public event places such as for celebrations, ceremonies, sports competitions, and concerts. The retail sale of cigarettes in streets and through delivery methods is also not allowed.

The participation of the public is significant in implementing the ordinance to control the production, sale, import, and service of tobacco. Accordingly, the hotline, which will receive criticisms, complaints, and requests regarding violations of the tobacco control ordinance, will become operational.

Results of Ministerial Conference of CD praised

State officials in the meeting also discussed and praised the results of the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies held from April 27 to 29 in Ulaanbaatar. They agreed with the decision to express gratitude to government organizations, officials, private sectors, and volunteers, who made an effort in and contributed to organizing the conference.

A decision was also made to erect the International Conference Complex in order to make Ulaanbaatar one of the centers of international events. Another aim is to establish it as a center to exchange experiences in the preparation of international observers during the upcoming presidential election with the support of international communities. Eventually, an institution will be launched which will support democracy in Mongolia.

Moreover, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was given the responsibilities to launch this training center, which will prepare professional polyglot interpreters of the five official languages of the United Nations (UN), to make a list of upcoming international events with the possibility of being organized here, and to resolve the financing issues that were discussed with the relevant state organizations.

Other discussed and resolved issues in brief

  • Foreign Affairs Minister L.Bold was told to submit the results of the state visit of Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to Mongolia to the National Security Council.
  • It was decided to establish embassies in the capitals of Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Brasilia, Brazil, as well as to restart the operation of the Mongolian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The draft parliamentary resolution to open general consulates in Istanbul, Turkey and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as well as in Hailar District of China and Pusan, South Korea was also discussed.
  • A decision was made to come up with an Advisory Term Agreement between the Development Bank of Mongolia and the Development Bank of Korea. This is in relation with the stabilization of the operations of the Development Bank of Mongolia, as well as the termination of the Board Agreement made between the directors of the Development Bank of Mongolia and the Development Bank of Korea.
  • The meeting participants supported the issue of taking part in the international “ITB” exhibition of tourism to be held in Germany in March 2015 with Mongolia as the partner country. In this regard, a National Committee led by Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag needs duly formed.
  • Permission was given to member of Parliament S.Oyun to attend the Global Green Growth Summit 2013, hosted by Incheon, South Korea from June 10 to 11.
  • During the meeting, Minister of Environment and Social Welfare S.Oyun gave other the report on the 10th Session of the UN Forum on Forests, held in Turkey from April 8 to 9, and the Asia Society’s 4th Annual Women Leaders of New Asia Summit that took place in New Delhi, India from April 12 to 14, both of which she took part in.
  • Finance Minister Ch.Ulaan reported the results of two annual meetings that Mongolian governmental delegates attended; those of the Asian Development Bank, held in New Delhi, India from May 2 to 5, and of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, hosted by Istanbul from May 10 to 11.

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