U.S. Embassy Works in Khovd Province

On November 14-17, 2018, representatives of U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) visited one of the most western provinces of Mongolia, Khovd, to monitor Embassy funded programs, meet local education and cultural professionals, and give public presentations on various education-related topics. Visiting the Khovd State University, Assistant Public Affairs Officer (APAO) Ariel Wyckoff held ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Manuel P. Micaller at the ISS-NPS Academic Workshop Closing Ceremony

November 30, 2018 Government House Conference Room Dear (Vice Director of the Office of the NSC) Mr. Iderchuluun, Doctor Enkhbaigali, Doctor Lee, and to everyone from the National Security Council, Institute of Strategic Studies, and Naval Postgraduate School.  Good morning. It’s a privilege to be with you and have the opportunity to address such a ...
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OF BODYGUARD (LE 810/5) POSITION

Vacancy Announcement U.S. Mission                                      Ulaanbaatar Announcement Number:             UB-2018-25-R Position Title:                                    Bodyguard Opening Period:                               November 27, 2018 – December 3, 2018 Series/Grade:                                   LE 810/5 Salary:                                                  (USD) 10,848 For More Info:                                   Human Resources Office: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 341 Ulaanbaatar-14190, U.S. Embassy Human Resources Office Who May Apply:                              For USEFM – ...
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Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 18, 2018 One year ago in Vietnam, President Donald J. Trump laid out America’s vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, in which all nations are sovereign, strong, and prosperous. This week, Vice President Michael R. Pence reaffirmed the ironclad and enduring U.S. commitment to the ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 2018 APEC CEO Summit

Pacific Explorer Marquee Theatre Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 12:25 P.M. PGT Thank you, Scott.  And thank you all for that warm welcome.  Prime Minister O’Neill, Chairman Taureka, representatives from across the region, leaders of the business community, and to all our distinguished guests, it’s my honor to join you here at the “premier economic ...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ONEBEAT 2019

Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-004/FY2019 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the OneBeat 2019 program application period is open between November 19 and December 21. About OneBeat: OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, & produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. OneBeat ...
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Call for Applications: The Summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Secondary School Educators

November 16, 2018 Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy Mongolia Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-003/FY2019 The Summer 2019 Study of the U.S Institutes for Scholars and Secondary School Educators The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce the summer 2019 Study of the U.S Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars and Secondary School Educators programs.  SUSIs are ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires a.i. Manuel P. Micaller at the AmCham Annual General Meeting Regarding the Indo-Pacific Strategy and Mongolia

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris-Beijing Room November 16, 9:00 a.m. Good morning, American business community.  I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank Steve Potter for his service to Amcham, U.S. businesses, and overall contributions to our commercial diplomacy initiatives.  Thank you Steve. I’d also like to welcome Oybek as the new Chair – and, ...
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Call for Applications: The 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

November 7, 2018 Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy Mongolia Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-002/FY2019 The 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program.  The Global UGRAD is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is a fully-funded ...
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OF BODYGUARD (LE 810/5) POSITION

Vacancy Announcement U.S. Mission Ulaanbaatar Announcement Number: UB-2018-23 Position Title: Bodyguard Opening Period: October 22, 2018 – November 2, 2018 Series/Grade: LE 810/5 Salary: (USD) 10,848 For More Info: Human Resources Office: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 341 Ulaanbaatar-14190, U.S. Embassy Human Resources Office Who May Apply: For USEFM – FP is 9.  Actual FP salary ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2018   President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts   President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: David Stilwell of Hawaii, to be an ...
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USAID Development Innovation Ventures Program Accepting New Applications

USAID Development Innovation Ventures Program Accepting New Applications The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is accepting new applications for the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program. Anyone, anywhere can apply at any time. DIV is an open innovation program that tests breakthrough solutions to critical global development challenges to improve millions of lives at a ...
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Time of Heaven Book Launch

Ambassador Pamela Slutz (Mongolia, 2003-2006) and President Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat (retired) jointly launched the English language version of “The Time of Heaven,” President Ochirbat’s official memoir, on October 4 at the U.S.-Embassy funded American Corner in Ulaanbaatar. The American Corner is hosted by the Ulaanbaatar City Public Library. Published by the Mongolia Society, and with translations ...
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PRESOLICITATION NOTICE

THIS IS A PRESOLICITATION NOTICE ONLY FOR DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION (DB) SERVICES, MONGOLIA. OFFERS OR PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS NOTICE. This solicitation will be for Design and construction companies. Any resulting contract will be firm-fixed priced. The US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar hereby invites interested and legally eligible engineering, design and construction companies ...
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MONGOLIA INVESTMENT CLIMATE STATEMENT 2018

Executive Summary Tremendous mineral reserves, agricultural endowments, and proximity to Asia’s vast markets make Mongolia an attractive destination for medium- to long-term foreign direct investment (FDI).  Beyond mining, which attracts the majority of FDI, agriculture, livestock, and renewable energy sectors provide opportunities for economic diversification and markets for U.S. goods and services.  2017 spikes in ...
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U.S.-Mongolia Virtual Girls’ Soccer Exchange: Avalanche!

U.S.-Mongolia Virtual Girls’ Soccer Exchange: Avalanche! Beginning earlier this year, the Avalanche FC girls’ soccer team of the Arlington, Virginia Soccer Association (under-19/U-19 age group) established a virtual exchange of best practices, insights, and tips on soccer with the members of the Mongolian national girls’ (U-17) and (U-14) soccer teams of the Mongolian Football Federation. ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Manuel P. Micaller at the AmCham Rollout of the 2018 Mongolia Investment Climate Statement

CDA Micaller: Good morning Chairman Potter, members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia, and guests.  My team and I are continuing the tradition of the AmCham rollout of our Mongolia Investment Climate Statement inaugurated by Ambassador Galt in 2017.   I want to thank you and Amcham for hosting, and for the guests who ...
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OF GUARD SHIFT SUPERVISOR (LE 710/5) POSITION

Vacancy Announcement U.S. Mission                                  Ulaanbaatar Announcement Number:             UB-2018-21 Position Title:                                Guard Shift Supervisor Opening Period:                            September 27, 2018 – October 3, ...
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Establishing a “Habit of Environmental Security Dialogue”

Prepared by Justin Pummell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (21 September 2018) – For eight years, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) has held the Pacific Environmental Security Forum (PESF), a capstone event designed to increase environmental stewardship obligations within militaries and increase environmental security cooperation.  This year, the event was held in Northeast ...
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U.S., Mongolia Celebrate Signing of $350 Million MCC Compact to Address Impending Water Crisis

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh sign a Joint Declaration recognizing the new $350 million MCC Mongolia Water Compact on September 20, 2018. WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2018 – Secretary of State and Chairman of the Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Michael R. Pompeo and Mongolian Prime Minister ...
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A Roadmap for Expanded Economic Partnership Between the United States of America and Mongolia

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2018 Mongolia and the United States have committed to pursue and implement this roadmap for the benefit of the peoples of Mongolia and the United States in the following ways: Global trade Mongolia and the United States remain committed to implementing their obligations under the ...
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Joint Statement on the Expanded Comprehensive Partnership Between the United States and Mongolia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2018 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Mongolia on the occasion of the official visit of Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh to the United States of America: The United States and Mongolia, recognizing that ...
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Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Meeting with Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh of Mongolia

Press Statement White House Septermber 19, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence met today with Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh of Mongolia to reiterate the strong bilateral relationship between Mongolia and the United States. The two leaders discussed their newly expanded comprehensive partnership and the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $350 million compact with Mongolia. The Vice President ...
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International Day of Democracy

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 15, 2018 On this International Day of Democracy, the United States reaffirms its unwavering belief in democracy as the form of government with the greatest capacity to advance peace, prosperity, and security, and to safeguard the universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of every person. ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Official Visit to Mongolia

September 17, 2018 For immediate release U.S. Congressional Delegation Official Visit to Mongolia A delegation of five Representatives of the Congress of the United States is visiting Mongolia from September 16 to September 18.  The bipartisan delegation is led by Representative Ted Yoho from Florida, Chair of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on ...
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Joint Statement of the Second U.S.-Mongolia Economic Policy Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE May 22, 2018 Joint Statement of the Second U.S.-Mongolia Economic Policy Dialogue The text of the following statement was issued by the Governments of the United States and Mongolia following the second meeting of the U.S.-Mongolia Economic Policy Dialogue on May 22, ...
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JOINT STATEMENT MONGOLIA-JAPAN-U.S. TRILATERAL MEETING

Mongolia, Japan, and the United States held a trilateral meeting in Tokyo on April 26, 2018.  The participants reaffirmed the importance of the Japan-Mongolia-U.S. trilateral meeting as an important mechanism for the exchange of views on regional and multilateral cooperation and on mutually beneficial economic development. During the meeting, the United States and Japan detailed ...
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The Annual Human Rights Report Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2018 Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Release of the Annual Human Rights Report Today, the State Department released its 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. This annual report evaluates the human rights records of 199 countries and territories. It provides an opportunity to highlight the nature, scope, and severity ...
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Announcement for U.S. Citizens

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 form ...
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2018 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND ESPNW GLOBAL SPORTS MENTORING PROGRAM

Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-008/FY2018 The U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) advances the foreign policy goals of empowering women and ensuring a more stable society worldwide. Building on its past six successful years, the flagship partnership with ESPN and espnW continues to pair international emerging leaders with female senior executives ...
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Development of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Investment Continues to Move Forward

Press Release U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar March 7, 2018 Development of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Investment Continues to Move Forward ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA, March 6, 2018 – A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by MCC’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nash, visited Mongolia this week to meet with Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh ...
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Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver to meet Minister of Defense N. Enkhbold, present Reciprocal Health Care Agreement

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE February 26, 2018 Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver to meet Minister of Defense N. Enkhbold, present Reciprocal Health Care Agreement   Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver will visit Mongolia February 28-March 2 to meet with Minister of ...
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“Innovative classroom and Interactive teaching” the 1st regional TEFL conference

  Dear ETMs and English teachers in the five Western aimags We are pleased to invite you to “Innovative classroom and Interactive teaching” the 1st regional conference sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar April 13-15, 2018 – Khovd, Mongolia The conference will be held at Laboratory School # 1 in Khovd on April 13-15, ...
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Lunar New Year Greetings by Secretary Tillerson

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Tillerson Mongolian Traditional Celebration Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) February 14, 2018 Please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Mongolia celebrate the traditional Tsagaan Sar festival. The United States is proud to count Mongolia as a close ...
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Vacancy Announcement of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technician (FSN-4) Position

Vacancy Announcement Number:  2018-6 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technician (FSN-4; FP-AA) (Re-announcement) Functions as a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician at the journeyman level maintaining the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning equipment of the Embassy. Conducting repairs and preventive maintenance on all HVAC equipment. This will include troubleshooting problems in the refrigeration and ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Air Quality Workshop

For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE January 30, 2018 Air Quality Workshop On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar will host an Air Quality Workshop at the American Corner, located inside the Ulaanbaatar Central Public Library.  Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Manuel P. Micaller and National Center for Public Health Director ...
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H-2 Visa Information

H-2 Visa Information Detailed, accurate information about H-2 visas is available at these official websites: https://travel.state.gov/ https://search.uscis.gov/ http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ General Procedures to Apply for an H-2 Visa Step 1:  Find a company or sponsor in the United States in need of temporary labor/workers.  Please note: The U.S. Embassy has no company, sponsor, or available job list and cannot offer ...
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U.S.-Mongolia Annual Bilateral Consultations in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

U.S. Embassy, Ulaanbaatar MEDIA NOTE For Immediate Release January 20, 2018 U.S.-Mongolia Annual Bilateral Consultations in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the United States and Mongolia met for bilateral consultations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  These talks are an important opportunity to review the bilateral relationship between the United ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton Travels to Canada, Mongolia, China, and Indonesia

Media Note Washington, DC January 12, 2018 Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton will travel to Vancouver, Canada; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Beijing, China; and Jakarta, Indonesia January 15-25. January 15-17, Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton will accompany Secretary Tillerson to Vancouver, Canada where he will co-host the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean ...
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Fellow Completes a Semester of Bi-Weekly Methodology Workshops at the American Corner

I really appreciate the way the teachers in Mongolia, despite their heavy workloads, are excited to come to professional development offerings. I formed relationships with a good number of teachers who came to many or all of the workshops I presented. – Fellow Jeff Arrigo Details Name: Jeff Arrigo Participant type: Fellow Academic Year: 2017-18 City, Country of ...
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A New National Security Strategy for a New Era

Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens—to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. By: President Donald J. Trump The publication of the National Security Strategy (NSS) is a milestone for any presidency. A statutorily mandated document, the NSS explains to the American people, U.S. allies and ...
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MCC Regional Deputy Vice President Visits Mongolia, Meets with Senior Government Officials on MCC Compact Development Progress

For Immediate Release December 6, 2017 Phone:  7007-6001 paspress@usembassy.mn   MCC Regional Deputy Vice President Visits Mongolia, Meets with Senior Government Officials on MCC Compact Development Progress   ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA, December 6, 2017 – MCC’s Regional Deputy Vice President Fatema Z. Sumar visited Mongolia this week to meet with Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ...
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Success Story: Pro Fellows Program Alumna Kara Katwaroo-Lee

“In participating in the Professional Fellows Program, funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the National Committee on U.S. and China Relations, I had a great opportunity to learn of the culture and practices of Mongolia.  It was exciting to exchange information about education and child welfare ...
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U.S. Ambassador Galt to Depart Mongolia

On November 10, U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt will depart Mongolia after more than two years of service. Since arriving in 2015, the Ambassador has actively engaged with all segments of Mongolian government and society, and commemorated several important anniversaries, including the year-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Kindergarten Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Zamiin-Uud

AMBASSADOR GALT: State Secretary Bolormaa, Governor Enkhtuyshin, Governor Aldarbayar, distinguished guests, parents and students – good afternoon and thank you for joining me today as we dedicate this brand new, beautiful kindergarten. I am excited to be with you in Zamiin-Uud, during yet another great event to celebrate this, the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between ...
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U.S. Ambassador Galt Opens a New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Section paspress@usembassy.mn Phone:  7007-6001 For Immediate Release October 19, 2017 U.S. Ambassador Galt Opens New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud On October 19 at 12:00 in Zamiin-Uud U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt joined State Secretary of Ministry of Education, J. Bolormaa; Dornogovi Provincial Governor, T. Enkhtuvshin; Zamiin-Uud Town Governor, Aldarbayar; and ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Invitation to Cover the Ribbon-Cutting of New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Office For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE Invitation to Cover the Ribbon-Cutting of New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud on Thursday, October 19 at 12:00 pm The U.S. Embassy cordially invites you to cover a ribbon cutting event for a modern, state-of-the-art new kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud on October 19 at 12:00.  ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Responsible Travel Outreach Campaign Launch Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon.  Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Munkh-Orgil and I thank you for taking time from your busy schedules to join us at Chinggis Khaan International Airport. Although it is far from our offices, I believe this is the ideal setting in which to introduce an important new bilateral initiative between our two ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt for the 9th UBIFF Opening


AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone. I am delighted to mark the opening of the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival. I would like to begin by congratulating the Ulaanbaatar City Mayor’s Office, the Arts and Culture Department of the Capital City’s Implementing Agency, the Arts Council of Mongolia, the Film Council of Mongolia, and all ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Chance to Interview American Film Showcase Speakers Stacey Ferreira & Tony Gerber during the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar Int’l Film F

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Office For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE Chance to Interview American Film Showcase Speakers Stacey Ferreira and Tony Gerber during the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival The U.S. Embassy cordially invites you to cover the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival (UBIFF) – Focus Country: U.S., which will feature ...
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PRESS RELEASE: American Film Showcase Joins the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Section paspress@usembassy.mn Phone:  7007-6001 For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 American Film Showcase Joins the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival Special Envoys: Stacey Ferreira (Entrepreneur); Tony Gerber (Filmmaker);  UBIFF: October 10-15, 2017 In celebration of the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival (UBIFF), and in honor of the ...
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Introductory Remarks for DAS Alan Turley by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Trade Monthly Meeting

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone. Chairman Liotta and members of AmCham, I appreciate the opportunity to introduce our special guest, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for China and Mongolia Alan Turley. As I have said many times on this stage, reinvigorating the U.S.-Mongolia economic relationship is my highest priority as Ambassador. We are pursuing multiple avenues to achieve this ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Balance Magic Closing Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: Brigadier General Ganzorig, Colonel Khash-Erdene, Lieutenant Colonel Kim, Lieutenant Colonel Honda, soldiers, officers, and non-commissioned officers of the Mongolian Armed Forces Unit 084 Special Tactics Unit, the Special Forces Training Center, soldiers from the U.S. 1st Special Forces Group, distinguished guests, good morning. It is a privilege to be with you and always ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the George C. Marshall Center Alumni Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: A warm welcome to alumni of the George C. Marshall Center and to all of tonight’s distinguished guests. I’m pleased to be co-hosting tonight’s reception with Marc Johnson of the Marshall Center Alumni Office. I am the first of many speakers this evening, so I will keep my remarks brief. In keeping with the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Defense Attaché Welcome Reception

AMBASSADOR GALT: Distinguished colleagues from the Mongolian Government, Mongolian Armed Forces, fellow Ambassadors, representatives from the diplomatic corps, and resident Defense Attachés, good evening. It is my distinct pleasure to host everyone here to officially introduce and welcome to Mongolia our new Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Mike Dorschner. While LTC Dorschner arrived in August, and has likely ...
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United States Donates Kindergarten to Bayanzurkh District 24

U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt today marked the opening of a U.S.-funded kindergarten in Bayanzurkh District 24 of Ulaanbaatar, joining Minister of Education, Culture, Science, and Sports (MECSS), Mr. G. Chuluunbaatar. According to recent reports by the World Bank and UNICEF, there are thousands of children across Mongolia, representing 20-30 percent of those ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Annual National Museums Conference 2017

AMBASSADOR GALT: I am delighted to mark the opening of the 7th Annual National Museums Conference in Mongolia. This is the ideal venue to celebrate the achievements of the “Documentation of the Collections of the National Museum of Mongolia” project, which was funded by the United States Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. Although I am unable ...
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Denali National Park and Preserve News Release

National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Denali National Park and Preserve P.O. Box 9 Denali Park, AK 99755 907.683.9532 phone www.nps.gov/dena Release Date: August 31, 2017 Contact:  Katherine Belcher, katherine_belcher@nps.gov , 907.683.9583 Denali Signs Sister Park Agreement with Mongolia’s Otgontenger Strictly Protected Area   DENALI PARK, Alaska – On August 25, 2017, Jennifer Zimdahl ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for Invest Mongolia 2017 Ambassadors Panel

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY AMBASSADOR GALT: MP Tsogtbaatar, my fellow Ambassadors, business representatives, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be part of this distinguished Ambassadors Panel at this year’s Invest Mongolia conference. I would like to thank the organizers for bringing together all the important stakeholders in Mongolia’s economic future. Open dialogue ...
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Joint Statement: U.S.-Japan-Mongolia Trilateral Meeting

The United States, Japan and Mongolia held a trilateral meeting in Ulaanbaatar on August 30, 2017. The participants underscored the importance of the U.S.-Japan-Mongolia trilateral meeting, launched in 2015, as a foundational mechanism allowing Mongolia and two of its “third neighbors” – Japan and the United States – to exchange views on regional and multilateral ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt for Direct Line: Promoting U.S. Higher Education to Mongolian Students

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to those of you who are joining this Direct Line Webinar:  Promoting U.S. Higher Education to Mongolian Students. I am joined today by Mr. Badruun of Gerhub and Mr. Batjin of the Tomujin Academy. I also have with me key members of my Team, Economics Section Chief ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Monthly Meeting

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning. Chairman Liotta, Minister Munkhbat, and members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia, I am pleased to be here today. I welcome the opportunity of today’s meeting to support the American Chamber’s ongoing efforts to improve the investment environment in Mongolia. The partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the American ...
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Success Story: Access Program Alumna Oyunbolor

Commemorating the American English Month. U.S. Embassy – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is pleased to highlight Access Micro-scholarship Program Alumna Oyunbolor. Learn more about Access Micro-scholarship Program at: https://mn.usembassy.gov/…/english-access-micro-scholarshi…/ #AEinMongolia #AmericanEnglish #USMongolia30 Special thanks to Lions Club, Zorig foundation, and Oyunbolor’s family.
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August is American English Month!

Through the work of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the  Office of English Language Programs, the Public Affairs Sections at U.S. Embassies and Consulates across the globe, we are assisting young people around the world in their desire to learn English.  Learning English offers access to information, education, job ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to New LEAD Mongolia Fellows

AMBASSADOR GALT: Hello, and welcome to all of our newest LEAD Mongolia Fellows. It is always exciting for me to meet with Fellows from the Leaders Advancing Democracy Mongolia program. Youth development and mentorship are among my highest priorities as United States Ambassador. Beginning early last year, I worked together with USAID to introduce the ...
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Teacher Mentors Complete Ten-Day Training with English Language Specialist

July 30 to August 9, 2017 – Twenty-nine English teachers from across Mongolia became English Teacher Mentors completing a ten-day training at a conference center in Terelj, Mongolia. English Language Specialist, Barbara Williams Stoff conducted the training and taught participants how to conduct observations and give advice to struggling and new teachers. Regional English Language Officer, Dawn ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony for M28 Volunteers

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you, Gene, for that kind introduction, and thank you, Ariunaa and Magnai, our two able emcees. Chairman Erdenebat, host family members, staff, honored guests, and Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees, good morning. I am pleased to be in Darkhan on this special occasion and honored to swear in our newest group of ...
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Open World Program Deepens Mongolian Judges’ Knowledge of U.S. Judicial System

Open World Program Deepens Mongolian Judges’ Knowledge of U.S. Judicial System  A delegation of ten Mongolian judges during their July 20-30 participation in the Open World Leadership Center’s Rule of Law program held meetings with U.S. counterparts to learn about the U.S. judicial system, build professional relationships, and experience American culture.  Supported by the U.S. ...
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Embassy Ulaanbaatar Supports Hack UB | August 1-8, 2017

Hack UB was a technology-based, eight-day hackathon with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship through an application design and coding competition.  The hackathon supported the development of 10 web services and mobile applications to help connect visitors and residents with local information on Ulaanbaatar-based businesses, services, events, and activities. Hack UB was held at the Startup Terminal, a co-working space that supports local entrepreneurs, and was attended by 160 people, 30 percent of ...
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“A Tolerant and Hate Free Mongolia” Project Trainings Happening During August 2 – 15, 2017

Training workshops under the project “A Tolerant and Hate Free Mongolia” are being held at the Bishrelt Hotel, Ulaanbaatar from August 2 – 15, 2017, for 100 police officers from all provinces and districts of Mongolia. This project, the first of its kind ever to be held in Mongolia, is being organized by LGBT Center in ...
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MEDIA NOTE: The inaugural Hack UB hackathon

Media are invited to the inaugural Hack UB hackathon co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, August 8.  The hackathon supported the development of 10 innovative apps providing information about Ulaanbaatar’s businesses, transportation, and services for residents and visitors.  10 teams consisted of young Mongolian programmers and entrepreneurs will present their solutions to the media, ...
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NORTH KOREA TRAVEL ALERT

The Secretary of State published a Notice on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, that will restrict the use of U.S. passports to travel into, in, or through North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), effective Friday, September 1, 2017.  The Secretary has authorized the restriction due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and ...
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Fourth Annual American Days Expo 2017

September 16-17, 2017 Misheel Expo Center AmCham Mongolia invites you to participate and exhibit at our fourth annual 2017 American Days Expo co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia. This two-day exhibition is organized every year to showcase U.S. products and services to the public and builds awareness of the capacity of companies in Mongolia ...
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Welcoming Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the 2017 Fulbright ETA In-Country Orientation

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon everyone.  It’s wonderful to see you all again. I recall well our initial fortuitous meeting in Washington; it’s great to welcome you to Mongolia. Congratulations to all of you on your selection as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants and on your choice of Mongolia as your country of assignment. The Fulbright ETA ...
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Welcoming Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to the New LEAD Mongolia Fellows

Hello, and welcome to all of our newest LEAD Mongolia Fellows. It is always exciting for me to meet with Fellows from the Leaders Advancing Democracy Mongolia program. Youth development and mentorship are among my highest priorities as United States Ambassador. Beginning early last year, I worked together with USAID to introduce the LEAD initiative ...
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Holt International Leads “Heritage Tour” for U.S. Citizen Children Adopted in Mongolia

On July 7, Ambassador Galt hosted a BBQ for seven Mongolian children adopted by U.S. citizen parents between 2003 and 2007.  The children, now teenagers, also met with Government of Mongolia officials, visited the actual locations where they were found abandoned, toured the orphanages from which they were adopted, and built a “ger” (a traditional ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Mongolia’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release July 10, 2017 Statement by Secretary Tillerson  Mongolia’s National Day   On behalf of the United States, our best wishes to the people of Mongolia as you celebrate your National Day on July 11th. As the United States and Mongolia mark 30 years of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at U.S. Independence Day Celebration

AMBASSADOR GALT: Foreign Minister Munkh-Orgil, distinguished guests, fellow Americans, and friends of the United States and Mongolia, welcome to tonight’s celebration of the 241st anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. In commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we recognize the desire of America’s founding fathers to govern themselves and ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at Jesse Davis Quartet’s “Jazz and Soul” concert

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening everyone. Today is the 241st anniversary of the independence of the United States of America, so to start off, Happy Birthday America! It is a great pleasure to open this evening’s “Jazz and Soul” concert featuring a performance by world-famous jazz saxophonist, Jesse Davis, who hails from New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States. ...
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State Department releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security.  But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Monthly Meeting on Mongolia’s Investment Climate 2017 and Beyond

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone. Chairman Liotta and members of the American Chamber of Commerce Mongolia, I appreciate this opportunity to present our 2017 Mongolia Investment Climate Statement. Before I begin, I would like to congratulate AmCham on arranging an impressive trade delegation to Washington – the largest ever from Mongolia. It was a privilege ...
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Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians in Mongolia

Members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra visited Mongolia June 1-4 during the orchestra’s 2017 Tour of Asia.  Eighteen musicians and nine staff, including Executive Vice President for Orchestra Advancement Ryan Fleur, conducted an intensive two-day visit June 2-3, engaging with a variety of audiences around the Ulaanbaatar area.  Programming began on June 2, with the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Business Roundtable of AmCham Trade Mission with GE

Achieving Sustainable Growth in Mongolia through an Improved Business Environment AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, everyone. It is my pleasure to participate in this business roundtable. I appreciate the opportunity totalk about the extraordinary U.S.-Mongolia partnership and what the improving Mongolian business environment means for everyone here. I would like to start by thanking Foreign Minister Munkh-Orgil ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Trade Mission to Washington, DC

AMBASSADOR GALT: Mr. Foreign Minister, Chairman Liotta, Senior Vice President Overby, distinguished guests, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to AmCham’s Fourth Annual Trade Mission. Thank you to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for hosting us this morning and a warm welcome to the companies who have traveled from Mongolia as part of ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Project Launch Event for “Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons Cases in Mongolia”

Ulaanbaatar, June 9, 2017 — The Asia Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, announced the start of a new project today entitled “Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Cases in Mongolia.” This project will be implemented for two years in close partnership and coordination with the ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Opening ceremony of “Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Cases in Mongolia” project

EVENT: Opening ceremony of “Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Cases in Mongolia” project. The project will be implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs and The Asia Foundation. WHEN: June 9, 2017 at 11:00 am WHERE: Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, 5th Floor – Soyombo Hall ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Opening of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s “Friendship Melodies” Concert

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening. Thank you, Mr. State Secretary, for joining me tonight. It is a great pleasure to open this evening’s performance by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a group renowned for creating powerful musical experiences for audiences around the world. I am delighted to welcome as well the Mongolian Professional Music Association’s Itgel Chamber ...
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Vocal Trash in Mongolia

Texas-based musical environmentalists “Vocal Trash” visited Mongolia as U.S. Arts Envoys April 25-May 2, 2017.  Their visit was among a series of U.S. Embassy-sponsored events celebrating Earth Day and was also among many events in 2017 commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations. The highlight of the band’s visit was their joint ...
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Friendship Melodies – Celebrating 30 Years of Partnership

By Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra June 1-4, 2017 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is proud to host members of the Philadelphia Orchestra for a June 1-4, 2017, visit to Mongolia. The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world’s preeminent ...
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Friendship Melodies – Celebrating 30 Years of Partnership

By Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra June 1-4, 2017 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is proud to host members of the Philadelphia Orchestra for a June 1-4, 2017, visit to Mongolia. The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world’s preeminent ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits Mongolia to Advance Partnership and Investment

[Ulaanbaatar, May 10, 2017] – A delegation from the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) led by Fatema Z. Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America, visited Mongolia this week to discuss progress in developing an MCC compact with the government of Mongolia to prepare for approval in 2018. ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Direct Line Call

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to those joining this Direct Line presentation: Export Opportunities in Mongolia’s Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Markets. I am pleased to have with me today Mr. Angarag, Head of the Renewable Energy Division in the Ministry of Energy, and Mr. Narantuguldur of Engie Group. I also ...
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U.S. Convenes Summit of Asia’s Young Democracy Leaders in Ulaanbaatar

(May 3, 2017—Ulaanbaatar) The International Republican Institute formally opened a May 2-5 conference for emerging leaders from Mongolia, Burma, Bhutan, and Kyrgyzstan.  While in Ulaanbaatar, participants will have the opportunity to discuss democratic transitions, network with peers, and refine their advocacy skills.  The conference is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Leaders ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the LEAD Alliance Summit

AMBASSADOR GALT: Deputy Foreign Minister Battsetseg, distinguished guests, International Republican Institute and World Learning colleagues, LEAD fellows, and friends of the United States and Mongolia – welcome. I am delighted to join Deputy Foreign Minister Battsetseg at this Leaders Advancing Democracy Alliance Summit to highlight the achievements of Mongolia’s best and brightest emerging leaders. I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Gobi Wolf 2017 Opening Dinner

AMBASSADOR GALT: Brigadier General Badral, Governor Naranbaatar, Chairman Sugir, distinguished guests, good evening. I am delighted to welcome you to tonight’s dinner. Gobi Wolf 2017 is off to a great start, demonstrating yet again the close partnership between the United States and Mongolia. We have jointly hosted this exercise for six of the 30 years ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Gobi Wolf 2017 Opening Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: Brigadier General Badral, Member of Parliament Amarzaya, Governor Naranbaatar, Chairman Sugir, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. It is a great pleasure to participate in the opening of Gobi Wolf 2017. In a year marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations, this exercise is a superb example of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Uvs American Shelf Ribbon Cutting

AMBASSADOR GALT: Governor Batsaikhan, Director Bulgan and staff, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. It is my pleasure to be here today to formally open the newest addition to our growing network of American Spaces in Mongolia. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the 30th anniversary this year of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Khovd American Corner 10th Anniversary Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Governor Galsandondog, library staff, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. I am delighted to be in Khovd to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Cultural and Information Center. This event coincides, as many of you know, with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Mongolia. Governor ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the the BCM Ambassadors Roundtable

AMBASSADOR GALT: Chairman Byambasaikhan, Ambassadors Jaeger, Duppel, and Takaoka, and members of the Business Council of Mongolia, thank you for inviting me to discuss this important topic with fellow supporters of Mongolia’s democracy and free-market economy. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Mongolia, and I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Launch of the Mercy Corps Livestock Project

AMBASSADOR GALT: Deputy Prime Minister Khurelsukh, Ramesh Singh and the Mercy Corps team, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. It is a pleasure to participate in the launch of Mercy Corps’ new economic development program focused on building a competitive meat export sector. I have been excited about this project since my arrival in Ulaanbaatar a ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Entrepreneurship Expo 2017

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon, and welcome to the U.S. Embassy’s first-ever Entrepreneurship Expo! MP Uchral, thank you for participating. I recognize and appreciate the important work that you and the Parliamentary Innovation Caucus do to improve the start-up ecosystem in Mongolia. Throughout the world, U.S. embassies promote entrepreneurship and the essential role it plays in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Boeing Operating Lease Agreement Signing

AMBASSADOR GALT: Mr. Tamir, State Secretary Davaasuren, Vice Minister Tsogtgerel, Boeing executives, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be with you this morning to celebrate the operating lease agreement signing for two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. As U.S. Ambassador, expanding our economic engagement with Mongolia – especially our trade and investment ties – ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the English Language Lab Ribbon Cutting

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning. Vice Minister Dulamdorj, Major General Choijamts, distinguished guests, I am delighted to be with you today at the National Defense University, Mongolia’s premier professional military education institution. I can think of no better place for a state-of-the-art English language lab than NDU’s Foreign Language Training Center, which already has impressive language ...
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United States Donates English Language Lab to Mongolia’s National Defense University

Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar paspress@usembassy.mn  7007-6001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017 United States Donates English Language Lab to Mongolia’s National Defense University United States Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt today marked the installation of a state-of-the-art, U.S.-funded English language lab at Mongolia’s National Defense University (NDU), joining Mongolian Vice Minister of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at MASA Panel Discussion on Women’s Leadership

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, MASA members, panelists, and distinguished guests. Thank you Ms. Gandolgor for your introduction and for organizing tonight’s discussion. I would also like to recognize Vice Minister of Finance and MASA President Bulgantuya for your leadership and for serving as such a compelling role model for women and girls. It is an ...
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Direct Line Call Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to those of you who are joining this Direct Line presentation: Export Opportunities in Mongolia’s Agribusiness and Livestock Sector. I am joined here in UB today by Ms. Enkhtsetseg from Mercy Corps and Mr. David Reiner from MSM, an agricultural equipment distributor. I also have with ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Cummins Mongolia Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Steve, Members of Parliament and of the government of Mongolia, Ambassador Arnold, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be sharing this early spring evening with you to celebrate all that Cummins Mongolia has accomplished. I have made my top priority as United States Ambassador the expansion of our economic engagement with Mongolia, ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Message to the People of Mongolia on Mongolian Lunar New Year

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 24, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, we send our best wishes to the people of Mongolia as you gather with your families and friends to celebrate Tsagaan Sar on February 27. I hope that the new year brings you ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Press Roundtable

AMBASSADOR GALT: We are pleased to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of our diplomatic relationship this year. In cooperation with the MFA, we marked the actual anniversary date, January 27, with an academic conference, a photo exhibit, a concert with both U.S. and Mongolian musicians, and a diplomatic reception. We’re looking to continue the celebration ...
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The U.S. Department of State Announced the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2017 Competition

The U.S. Department of State created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects utilizing the skills and ...
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New U.S. High School Exchange Program Welcomes Mongolian Students

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Office For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE New U.S. High School Exchange Program Welcomes Mongolian Students Ulaanbaatar, February 2, 2017 – The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce a new exchange program now open to Mongolian high school students.  The Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) is an educational exchange program, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Altai-Denali Ger Naming Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: Minister Oyunkhorol, Ministry of Environment and Tourism officials, and Mr. Medema, welcome to the U.S. Embassy ger. Thank you all for joining us for the naming of this innovative ger, which was inspired by Mongolia and made in America. We dedicated this ger in October to welcome our consular customers in a manner ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the 30th Anniversary Reception

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening. Mr. Foreign Minister, distinguished guests, friends and colleagues, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to tonight’s reception honoring the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations.  I know from many of my predecessors that they wish they could be here tonight.  They all fondly remember their time ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Concert of Break of Reality & Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, and welcome to tonight’s concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Mongolia. Thank you, Mr. State Secretary, for joining me this evening. Tonight we have an opportunity to listen to a unique joint performance by the cello rock bank “Break of Reality,” ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Joint Press Conference for the 30th Anniversary Photo Exhibit

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning. I am delighted to be here with Foreign Minister Munkh-Orgil to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations – and thank you for a copy of this wonderful calendar! Our formal diplomatic partnership began 30 years ago today with the signing of a joint communiqué between the United ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the 30th Anniversary Conference of U.S.-Mongolia Diplomatic Relations

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning.  Thank you, Mr. State Secretary, for your kind introduction. Mr. Foreign Minister, distinguished guests, and friends of the United States and Mongolia, I am delighted to be here this morning to open what promises to be a fascinating conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations. Thirty ...
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United States Inaugurates President Trump

On January 20, 2017, the United States inaugurated Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.  In his Inaugural Address, President Trump said: “Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world:  thank you. “We, the citizens of America, are now ...
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United States-Mongolia Transparency Agreement to Enter into Force

This press release was originally posted on  ustr.gov . WASHINGTON, DC – At a ceremony in Washington today, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and Mongolia’s Ambassador to the United States, Bulgaa Altangerel, signed and exchanged letters certifying that the United States and Mongolia have completed their respective applicable legal requirements and procedures for the Agreement ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at MASA Panel Discussion on Air Pollution and Environmental Protection

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, MASA members, panelists, and distinguished guests. I’m a MASA fan and pleased to be here. Thank you, Ider, for that kind introduction. And thank you to all those who organized tonight’s discussion. My view is that people-to-people exchanges are key to building strong ties of friendship and cooperation between the United ...
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Notice of Fraudulent and Inaccurate Information Regarding Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017

As the Department and its interagency partners set priorities and advance planning initiatives for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India, it has come to our attention that fraudulent information has been shared on Facebook. The State Department has become aware of a site falsely advertising the Summit as held in February 2017 in ...
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U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mongolia Unveil the Official Logo for the 30th Anniversary of U.S.-Mongolia Diplomatic Relations

Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar pao@usembassy.mn   7007-6001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On December 23, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs D. Davaasuren unveiled the official logo for the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations. In addition to Ambassador Galt and Secretary Davaasuren, logo designer Ch. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Fulbright 70th Anniversary Reception

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone, and welcome. Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright program. Founded in 1946 by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, the Fulbright program was established to promote peace and enhance mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Galt: “Mongolia and the United States: Partnering to Combat Gender-Based Violence”

Preventing and responding to gender-based violence globally is a cornerstone of the United States’ commitment to advancing human rights and promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Every year on November 25, in countries around the world, the United States commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which ...
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Press Statement by Secretary Kerry on World AIDS Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2016 On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease. Thirty-five ...
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International Education Week Kicks Off with Record Number of Students Studying Abroad

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 14, 2016 From November 14-18, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education will celebrate International Education Week (IEW), encouraging Americans and international students alike to seek opportunities to study abroad, make connections with peers in other countries, and ultimately to see themselves ...
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Voting message for US citizens

Dear U.S. Citizen in Mongolia, To follow up on our message of 10 August 2016, U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar urges you not to wait to return your completed ballot for the 2016 election. Remember, U.S. embassies are not polling stations; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States. The majority of states require completed ...
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Taking Stock of the Era of Engagement: President Obama, the UN General Assembly, and Our Increasingly Multilateral World

Secretary Kerry at Signing of COP21 Climate Change Agreement at UN General Assembly Hall in New York. [State Department Photo] Shortly after being elected in 2008, President Obama called for a “new era of engagement” with the multilateral system. The President’s call was based on the fact that all of the globe’s most significant and ...
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State Department Launches #DadsAndDaughters Campaign

President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, watch television as First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a speech, in the Treaty Room of the White House. Earlier this year, when  President Obama declared himself a feminist , he pointed to Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, his mother, his grandmother, the First Lady  —  and his daughters. “When you’re the father of ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Intellectual Property Rights Workshop

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, everyone. Thank you Michael, good morning everyone, in Mongolia rain and snow is auspicious; so I think we’re off to a very good start this morning. It’s a great pleasure to be here, Ms. Oyungerel, Chairman Liotta, colleagues from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Department of Justice, ...
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Remarks at the Opening of American Days Expo

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon everyone. The United States Embassy is pleased to sponsor, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of Mongolia, the 2016 American Days Expo. I’d like to thank Deputy-Mayor Bayarkhuu and Consular Uliziisaikhan from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for joining us today in support of U.S. private enterprises in Mongolia. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the LEAD-Mongolia Launch Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Members of the Leaders Advancing Democracy team, distinguished guests, members of the press – good morning, everyone. I am delighted to be here for today’s launch ceremony. Since my arrival in Mongolia a year ago, as Adam noted, one of my priorities has been to engage with young people across this country. I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Mongolia’s September Monthly Meeting with Prime Minister of Mongolia J.Erdenebat

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you, Jay. Good morning everyone, Mr. Prime Minister, AmCham members, it’s a great pleasure to be with you this morning. It is a privilege to share the AmCham stage with Prime Minister Erdenebat. Since Mongolia’s new government took office, my colleagues and I at the United States Embassy have expressed the hope ...
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International Day of Democracy

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 15, 2016 On the International Day of Democracy, we remember that freedom and democracy remain the greatest safeguards to peace, security, and prosperity worldwide. More and more people around the world today are calling for representative governance that is rooted in the will of the ...
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Video Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to the APCSS Inclusion Workshop

AMBASSADOR GALT: Greetings and a warm welcome to the participants in this week’s workshop on addressing institutional impediments to inclusion in the security sector. I regret that I am not there to greet you in person, but I am delighted that you have a chance to meet my new Deputy, Manny Micaller, and that you ...
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2016 Access Internship Program Participant Reflection: Ms. Oyunpurev Saikhanbayar

On June 22, 2016, a 2010-2012 English Access Micro-scholarship (Access) Program alumna Oyunpurev Saikhanbayar started a three-month internship at the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism of Mongolia through the U.S. Embassy’s brand-new Access Internship Program. The U.S. Embassy and the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) launched the Access Internship Program for Access ...
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Carrying the Torch for Gender Equality

This article was originally published on blogs.state.gov. When I was in middle school, I played on a recreational soccer team. I was incredibly introverted, a bookworm and rather slow. Though I preferred “defense” and never got close to the goalposts, I loved soccer, laughing with my teammates, feeling my body’s strength and growing comfortable with ...
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Peace Corps Director Visits Mongolia to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2016 — Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the swearing in of Mongolia’s newest cohort of volunteers on Saturday. The ceremony took place at Mongolia’s National Opera Theater during a celebration honoring 25 years of partnership between Mongolia and Peace Corps. “We are ...
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Paralympians Work #WithoutLimits

This article was orginally published at blogs.state.gov. Paralympians are elite athletes at the pinnacle of their sports. Thanks to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 26 years ago, today’s American Paralympians are able to train as hard and compete like their Olympic counterparts, as access to sports and sports facilities is more of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at Peace Corps Mongolia’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone, sain baitsgaana uu. Thank you madam Vice-Minister Battsetseg, Director Hessler-Radelet, and former Foreign Minister Gombosuren for joining us here this morning. Your presence makes clear the importance of our two countries have long placed on the Peace Corps and its dedicated volunteers, extraordinary work to build communities and deepen the ...
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International #YouthDay: A Time To Be Fearless

This article originally was published on blogs.state.gov. At some point, we have all experienced fear — fear that we might fail, get hurt, look stupid, or even that people might not like us. Fear is a powerful emotion that can paralyze us. It has the ability to stop us in our tracks, expose our insecurities, ...
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Video Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to the APCSS Inclusion Workshop

AMBASSADOR GALT: Greetings and a warm welcome to the participants in this week’s workshop on addressing institutional impediments to inclusion in the security sector. I regret that I am not there to greet you in person, but I am delighted that you have a chance to meet my new Deputy, Manny Micaller, and that you ...
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Voting message for US citizens

Dear American Citizens, To most easily vote in the November 2016 elections, we recommend that overseas U.S. citizens complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) card . Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you should consider completing an FPCA each year participating in elections as an overseas absentee voter. Embassy ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham July Meeting

As prepared for delivery AMBASSADOR GALT: Mr. Oybek, AmCham members, good morning. It is a privilege to share the stage with Member of Parliament Tsogtbaatar and to say a few words at AmCham’s first post-election meeting. The phrase first post-election meeting underscores the fact that we are all establishing fresh relationships with Mongolia’s new government. ...
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U.S. Department of State Launches Paralympians #WithoutLimits Social Media Campaign

In the lead up to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee, is launching Paralympians #WithoutLimits , a social media campaign to raise awareness that persons with disabilities can and should be employed on an equal basis with others. With an estimated global ...
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State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report

On July 28, 2016, the State Department released the 2016 Fiscal Transparency Report pursuant to section 7031(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016 (Div. K, P.L.114-113) (“the Act”). The report found that 76 of 140 governments reviewed by the Department met minimum requirements of fiscal transparency. Eight governments ...
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#ADA26: How the Americans with Disabilities Act Changed America

“America is stronger and more vibrant; it is a better country because of the ADA.”– President Barack Obama On July 26, 1990, the United States committed itself to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities through the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year, the United States is celebrating the 26th anniversary of ...
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The 2016 Access Internship Program Participants Reflection: Ms. Amarzaya and Ms. Bolormaa

In May 2016, a 2010-2012 English Access Micro-scholarship (Access) Program alumna Bolormaa Batmunkh and a 2011-2013 Access Program alumna Amarzaya Boldbaatar started a three-month internship at the Academia English Language Institute through a brand-new Access Internship program. The U.S. Embassy and the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) launched the Access Internship Program for Access ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

AMBASSADOR GALT: Foreign Minister Purevsuren, distinguished guests, and friends of the United States and Mongolia, welcome to this evening’s celebration of the 240th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. Та бүхэн тавтай морилон саатна уу. Two hundred and forty years ago, America’s founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and declared ...
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U.S. Increases Disaster Risk Reduction Support to Lessen Impact of Winter Emergency in Mongolia

The U.S. is providing nearly $800,000 in aid to help Mongolians mitigate the effects of the 2015-2016 winter emergency and develop systems to increase disaster preparedness. This new funding is in addition to $150,000 in humanitarian assistance provided to support logistics operations and the distribution of critical relief supplies to those affected by the winter ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the 2016 Trafficking In Persons Report Ceremony

AMBASSADOR COPPEDGE: Thank you, everyone, for being here today. That was quite a reception, and on behalf of the heroes and the Secretary, thank you for that. Just some brief notes on our program: The Secretary is going to make some remarks. We’re going to honor our wonderful heroes this year. We have nine heroes ...
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Peace Through Khaan Quest: Mongolia and the Global Peace Operations Initiative

When many people think of Mongolia, they think of Genghis Khan, the legendary conqueror of the Eurasian landmass. But today, the country is establishing a global reputation for another reason: The Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) are a significant contributor to global peace operations and Asian security cooperation. Thanks in part to security assistance provided though ...
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U.S.-Funded Training Supports Efforts to Combat Domestic Violence

More than 30 representatives of Mongolian government agencies and Mongolia’s Law Enforcement University strengthened their ability to respond effectively to domestic violence during a June 20-24, 2016, U.S.-funded “training of trainers” course in Ulaanbaatar. The training featured international judicial and prosecution best practices presented by two visiting experts, Ramona Gonzalez, a U.S. judge who handles ...
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Secretary Kerry Hosts the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Secretary of State John Kerry will unveil the 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at 10 p.m. on June 30, 2016 (ULAST), at the Department of State. As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the TIP Report assesses government efforts around the world to combat human trafficking. This year’s report, the 16th installment, includes ...
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U.S.-Funded Training Advances Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

Mongolian law enforcement officials participated in U.S.-funded workshops in Ulaanbaatar June 14-22, 2016, focused on improving the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases. International experts conducted the training, with support from the Ministry of Justice. Over the seven days, the workshops focused on building advanced capacity to conduct victim-centered investigations and prosecutions, including techniques ...
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Save the Date: “GIST Online: The Startup Checklist with Mr. David Rose, CEO of GUST”

Join us for the next Guru webinar, “The Startup Checklist”! When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 9 p.m. (ULAT) Where: www.gistnetwork.org David Rose, CEO of GUST , will present key lessons from his latest best-selling book 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business . David will discuss the details of starting up a high-growth business, and take us on a whirlwind trip through all ...
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Five Things You Can Do to Expand LGBTI Rights Globally

What can you do to promote and expand LGBTI rights around the world? A group of committed LGBTI advocates answered this question and discussed many other issues facing the LGBTI community during the first ever “Progress of Pride: LGBTI Rights” international web chat, hosted at the U.S. State Department. From the power of storytelling, to ...
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Remarks in Honor of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

MS TRUDEAU: Thank you, everyone, and welcome to the State Department. It is an extraordinary pleasure today, in honor of the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to introduce State Department Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judy Heumann. Special Advisor Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the human rights community and ...
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Remarks by President Obama at Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg and Entrepreneurs

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you!(Applause.) Hello, everybody. Thank you so much. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Everybody have a seat. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you so much. Well, this is a good-looking group. Thank you. (Applause.) Well, first of all, let me thank President Hennessy for the ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Opening of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much. You’re the best. I love you. You are terrific. Thank you so much. Thank you. (Cheers.) Patricia, thank you. Thank you so much. Good morning, everybody. Are you all energized? (Cheers.) I saw that video. I thought I’d quit as Secretary and become an entrepreneur immediately. (Laughter.) I was ...
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Mongolian Delegates to Attend 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce that Mongolian entrepreneurs Khongorzul Bat-Ireedui and Amartaivan Budee will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will join more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the REACH Project Launch Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Distinguished guests, members of the press – good morning. I am pleased to be here for today’s launch ceremony. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are essential to the vitality of any market economy. Economists view SMEs as the engines of economic growth and the incubators of innovation in free market economies across the ...
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Beyond Silicon Valley: Why Entrepreneurs Are Vital to Emerging Markets

The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit gathers this week in Silicon Valley, a fitting location for an event that celebrates the power of innovation to improve lives, create economic growth and, change the world. Here in the U.S., we’re quite familiar with many of the high-tech startups that have made us more efficient, effective and connected. But today ...
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Visiting U.S. Experts Strengthen Capacity to Combat Gender-Based Violence

With the support of visiting U.S. experts, Mongolian domestic violence shelter staff, government officials, and NGO leaders participated in consultations and workshops May 11-June 1, 2016, to develop and deploy a new, needs-based training curriculum for shelter staff on effective strategies to combat gender-based violence. The visiting experts launched their trip to Mongolia by conducting ...
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Global Peace Operations Initiative Promotes International Peacekeeping

The Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and the Department of Defense’s Office of the Secretary of Defense are co-hosting the tenth annual Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) Worldwide Consultations at the State Department on June 15-17, 2016. Participants from the Department of State, Department of Defense, other key U.S. government organizations, and the United Nations are discussing the ...
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New United States Program in Support of Democratic Development in Mongolia

United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new $2.5 million program that will build Mongolia’s next generation of democratic leaders during his visit to the country on June 5, 2016. During his meeting with young Mongolian leaders in Ulaanbaatar, Secretary Kerry said that democracy gives people the best opportunity to have their voices ...
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SelectUSA: The U.S. Innovation Advantage

If you’re a foreign investor or company trying to decide where in the world to expand your business, we want to welcome you and make sure you decide to invest in the United States. Bringing new businesses to American shores and into the U.S. heartland is a top priority of the entire U.S. government, and ...
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WECREATE: Empowering Women through Global Entrepreneurship

This week I had the privilege of hosting the inaugural WECREATE Google Hangout with four inspiring women entrepreneurs from around the world. The online chat was a chance to discuss the importance of entrepreneurship in creating economic opportunities for women and part of the U.S. Department of State’s ongoing efforts to promote innovation and entrepreneurship globally. As ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the Reception in Honor of U.S. Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation

As prepared for delivery AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone.  Thank you for joining us and welcome to my residence. I want to thank the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce  Deputy Assistant Secretary Santillo, and the delegates of the U.S. Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation for joining us on this gorgeous evening for ...
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Mongolian Supreme Court Justice Participates in IAWJ’s 13th Biennial International Conference in the U.S.

On May 26-29, 2016, Justice Ms. Munkhtuya Dashdorj from the Supreme Court of Mongolia participated in the International Association of Women Judges’ (IAWJ) 13th Biennial International Conference with full funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Held in Washington, DC, the conference was organized under the theme ...
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Save the Date: Launch of “Washington Circle” – a Web Talk Show for Alumni on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.!

Join Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State Ms. Evan Ryan for the launch the Office of Alumni Affairs’ new interactive web series for alumni: Washington Circle as part of the White House’s United State of Women Summit . When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. (ULAST) Where: alumni.state.gov/live As Assistant Secretary of State for ...
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Together, We are Stronger: United State of Women Summit

On June 14th, the White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, is convening the first United State of Women Summit, a large-scale effort to rally together advocates of gender equality to highlight what we’ve achieved, identify the challenges that ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Conversation With Young Leaders

AMBASSADOR GALT: (In progress) This is also different from our past meetings because we don’t have any tea or cookies. (Laughter.) But today you have the opportunity to meet with United States Secretary of State John Kerry, so I trust that makes up for the missing cookies. (Laughter.) It’s a great privilege to introduce Secretary ...
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Joint Press Availability With Mongolian Foreign Minister Purevsuren Lundeg

FOREIGN MINISTER PUREVSUREN: (Via interpreter) Good morning. On the invitation by the Mongolian Government, John Kerry, the Secretary, has been making state visit to Mongolia. Mongolia and the U.S. has – have been expanding its cooperation in a variety of sectors. From the beginning of the democratic movement in Mongolia, the U.S. was our partner, ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks Before Meeting With Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren

FOREIGN MINISTER PUREVSUREN: (Via interpreter) We welcome you, United States Secretary of State John Kerry, to our country, and it is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to my country. Mongolia has always sought to develop our relationship with United States, and in our foreign policy, it is very important to develop our relationship with ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Mongolia

AMBASSADOR GALT: I’m glad you’re all here. On behalf of the entire U.S. Mission Mongolia, I’d like to welcome United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr. Secretary, welcome to Mongolia. Welcome to Ulaanbaatar and to the residence on this beautiful Sunday morning. You may have heard that the weather isn’t like this every day ...
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Khaan Quest 2016 Officially Ends with Closing Ceremony

A closing ceremony commenced today at the Five Hills Training Area in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, marking the official end to the multinational peacekeeping exercise KhaanQuest 2016. For the past two weeks, Mongolian Armed Forces hosted more than 40 nations, and more than 1,500 participants in what was the 10th iteration of the exercise as a multinational event. The ...
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Mongolians Participate In the Spring 2016 Professional Fellowship Program

On April 27 – June 3, 2016, three Mongolian professionals participated in the Professional Fellows Program (PFP), focused on nongovernmental organization (NGO) development in the U.S., and were placed on at American organizations that focus on the same issues as their home institutions. PFP is an exchange for emerging leaders in China and Mongolia and ...
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U.S. Marines, Soldiers, Sailors Along with Mongolian, Singaporean, Indian Armed Forces Participate in an ENCAP Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

More than 100 participants, service members and civilians alike, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in commemoration of a completion of an engineer civic action program for a local school in Zuunmod, Mongolia, as part of the annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise, Khaan Quest 2016. The dormitory project started in March as a joint effort with ...
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U.S. Army, Canadian Army Test Mongolian Armed Forces’ Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Skills During Khaan Quest 2016

A platoon of approximately 60 service members with the Mongolian Armed Forces participated in the culminating event of a course designed to teach them how to counter mines and improvised explosive devices during Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area, June 1. The 10-day course was led by an instructor cadre of U.S. Soldiers, ...
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U.S. Elections 2016

The fifty-eighth United States Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The United States has been a representative democracy since the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. The process, complicated and sometimes confusing, has evolved to ensure universal suffrage to all men and women who are U.S. citizens 18 years of ...
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The Professional Fellows Program: Empowering Emerging Leaders

The U.S. Department of State will convene its largest ever group of Professional Fellows in Washington, D.C., May 31-June 2, as 265 emerging global leaders from 43 countries conclude intensive month-long fellowship placements with state and local government offices, NGOs, media outlets, and businesses in 29 states across the United States. Nearly 100 of the ...
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Alaska National Guard Medical Detachment Leads Field Medical Training at Khaan Quest 2016

A team of U.S. Soldiers with the Alaska National Guard Medical Detachment are supporting the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2016 by training both U.S. and international partners in combat medical care. The medical training station is one of several stations, also known as lanes, in which multinational platoons are enhancing their skills in a ...
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U.S. Marines Train Soldiers from the Mongolian Armed Forces in Riverine Operations During Khaan Quest 2016

The 10-day course is designed to familiarize MAF soldiers with tactics and procedures associated with operating small boats and conducting patrols along waterways, a skill set not commonly taught to Mongolian soldiers. The course is being taught by Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and is split into two parts; the first part taught MAF soldiers ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Travel to France, Mongolia, and China

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris, France; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Beijing, China, June 2–8. Secretary Kerry will travel to Paris, France, June 2–4. The Secretary will participate in the French-hosted ministerial on Middle East peace, and meet separately with Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to discuss the Counter-ISIL Coalition efforts in Iraq ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt: Promoting and Bolstering the U.S.- Mongolia Commercial Relationship

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning.  I would like to start out by thanking AmCham and Wagner Asia for bringing us together this morning. Each of the eight members of the United States Congress joining us today is also a member of the House of Representatives’ Democracy Partnership Commission, a bipartisan body that works to build capacity ...
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U.S. Soldiers Explain, Demonstrate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Concepts to Mongolian Armed Forces

U.S. Soldiers with 8th Military Police Brigade conducted a demonstration on unmannned aerial vehicles for members of the Mongolian Armed Forces during Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The training provided MAF members with a deeper understanding of the purpose and operations of UAVs and how they can be used ...
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U.S. Army, Canadian Army Teach Minefield Extraction Techniques to Mongolian Armed Forces Members during Khaan Quest 2016

As wind howls through the valley, a sea of brown camouflage gathers around a team of U.S. and Canadian Army instructors who contend with the elements to teach their students how to win the battle against improvised explosive devices and mines. A platoon of soldiers from the Mongolian Armed Forces participated in the minefield self-extraction ...
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Multinational Partners Tested During Convoy Training, Improve Skills for Peacekeeping Missions at Khaan Quest 2016

More than 40 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Peacekeeping Operations Interim participated in a convoy escort simulation May 24, as part of the annual, multinational peacekeeping exercise, KhaanQuest 2016 in Mongolia. The course was designed to reshape the protocol of how armed forces deal with locals while on deployment or participating in ...
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U.S. Sailors, Soldiers Teach Combat Medical Care Course at Khaan Quest 2016

Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia – Fleet Marine Force (FMF) corpsmen from 3rd Medical Battalion and medics from the Hawaii National Guard taught a casualty control familiarization class to soldiers of the Mongolian Armed Forces, May 23, at the Five Hills Training Area in Mongolia during the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2016. The class is part of ...
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Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise Khaan Quest 2016 Commences with Opening Ceremony

The Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Pacific Command are hosting the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2016, which commenced May 22 with an opening ceremony at the Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This year’s Khaan Quest, held annually in Mongolia, is serving as the capstone exercise for the United Nations Global Peace Operations ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the 26th Annual General Meeting of the North America-Mongolia Business Council

As prepared for delivery AMBASSADOR GALT: Hello! On behalf of the United States Embassy in Mongolia, I thank you for this opportunity to address the 26th annual North America-Mongolia Business Council general meeting, which concludes a year-long commemoration of NAMBC’s 25th anniversary. I would especially like to thank Steve Saunders and Pamela Slutz for all ...
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#IDAHOT: Reinforcing the Ideal that Everyone Deserves to Live with Justice, Equality, and Dignity

This article was originally published on blogs.state.gov on May 17, 2016 by Randy Berry. Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), which is a chance to mark the progress we have made to promote the ideal that everyone can live free from fear and discrimination. In just over a year since becoming ...
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Op-Ed by U.S. Secretary John Kerry: Time To Treat Corruption with Seriousness It Deserves

London anti-corruption summit will promote global efforts to increase transparency and empower citizen oversight. In nearly every corner of the world in recent years, from the Arab Spring to Latin America and many places in between, political turbulence has made clear that governments are unwise to shrug off their citizens’ growing concerns about corruption. It ...
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Expand Your Presence into Mongolia: Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation to Ulaanbaatar on June 13-14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia, the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia and the North America-Mongolia Business Council, is organizing an Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation to Ulaanbaatar from June 13-14, 2016, led by Deputy Assistant Secretary for China and Mongolia Patrick Santillo. Explore Opportunities in Mongolia’s Agribusiness ...
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Entrepreneurship MOOC Released for English Language Learners Worldwide New Business and Entrepreneurship MOOC Released for English Language Learners W

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with FHI 360 and the University of Pennsylvania, has released a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for budding entrepreneurs around the world to obtain the English skills needed to work in an international arena. The English for Business and Entrepreneurship MOOC is currently open for enrollment and will begin on May 15. By ...
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State Department Names Winners of Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

Sixty-one winning teams will harness their energy and potential to address global challenges with grants awarded through the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF). The AEIF competition provides grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs. These grants will help teams carry out community service projects ...
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Outreach to Hentii, Dornod, and Sukhbaatar Provinces

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar staff conducted its annual outreach trip to rural areas to meet with Mongolians, discuss Embassy programs, and engage local Mongolian leaders in education, civil society, and government. On April 24-30, 2016, staff members and American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) traveled to the three eastern provinces of Hentii, Dornod, and ...
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Facing Climate Change, Leaders Take A Step Toward A Healthier World

This entry originally appeared in USAID’s Impact blog. “Today, thanks to strong, principled, American leadership, that’s the world that we’ll leave to our children — a world that is safer and more secure, more prosperous, and more free. And that is our most important mission in our short time here on this Earth.”-President Barack Obama, Statement ...
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The Golden Egg of Innovation: The Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property

This blog originally appears on  Huffington Post’s Business blog and on Medium.com . In many cultures around the world, from the Fables of Aesop to the Mahabharata, there is a parable about a goose, hen, or bird that produces golden eggs or feathers. When people try to exploit the bird to reap more profits, they destroy its ability to create the ...
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Call for Recommendations: 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

On behalf of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is soliciting public input for recommendations for this year’s Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) . Now in its 17th year, the ACE honors U.S. companies demonstrating leadership in their overseas operations, specifically recognizing U.S. firms that uphold the highest standards ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation and Data2X: 7 Lessons from Releasing Our Gender Data

This blog was originally posted on the MCC’s Poverty Reduction Blog . Here at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), we feel that good data is essential for making evidence-based policy and investment decisions. But around the world, a lack of reliable gender data has hindered progress toward making smarter investments in women and girls. To encourage data sharing and ...
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NAMBC Annual Meeting and Investors Forum is Open to All

The 26th Annual Meeting and Investors Forum of the North America-Mongolia Business Council (NAMBC) will be in Ottawa, Canada, May 17-18, at the Courtyard Marriott Ottawa Byward Market. The NAMBC, based in Washington DC area since 1990, represents both U.S. and Canadian companies and organizations active in Mongolia. Speakers at the Ottawa conference include the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at Peacekeeping Vehicles Hand-Over Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: State Secretary Batsaikhan, Generals, members of the Mongolian Armed Forces, good afternoon. It is a great honor for me to be here today with the Armed Forces of Mongolia to complete the delivery of much-needed peacekeeping vehicles from the United States. The United States is proud to have partnered with Mongolian Armed Forces ...
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Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers Deploy to Afghanistan alongside Mongolians

This article was originally published on dvidshub.net  on April 19, 2016. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska — Two Alaska Army National Guardsmen deployed to Afghanistan earlier this month as U.S. liaisons in support of the Mongolian Expeditionary Task Forces in Afghanistan. Capt. Collin Welch, 1-297th Reconnaissance and Surveillance Squadron, and Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Ring, 1st Battalion, ...
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Data, Design, and Factivists: The Unexpected Formula for Global Progress?

SIX MONTHS AFTER ADOPTION OF THE NEW GLOBAL GOALS, NEW TOOLS ARE AT THE CENTER OF IMPLEMENTATION In September 2015, world leaders came together at the United Nations to adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals . The SDGs — or global goals — set measurable, concrete targets for all nations to achieve by 2030. They symbolize a new beat of optimism: a belief in ...
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Peace Corps Volunteers and English Access Micro-scholarship Program Students Celebrate Global Youth Service Day

On April 15, Peace Corps Mongolia volunteers met with English Access Micro-scholarship Program participants to mark Global Youth Service Day. Now in its 28th year of celebration, the goal of Global Youth Service Day is to motivate local youth to foster societal change and become active community members. Peace Corps volunteers David Meeske, Mrig Mehra, Greg ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Global Connect Initiative Event

SECRETARY KERRY: For a tech moment, that was an inauspicious beginning. (Laughter.) Cathy, thank you very, very much. Thank you all for being here. I think anybody who knows Cathy Novelli knows that she was quickly recognized by Steve Jobs, who hired her on the spot, as the shiniest apple on the tree – no ...
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Global Connect Initiative High Level Event at World Bank Concludes

The U.S. Department of State and the World Bank Group brought together ministers, multilateral development bank leaders, and representatives from the technology industry and non-governmental organizations in Washington, DC, on April 14 to discuss the Global Connect Initiative, a multi-stakeholder effort launched by the U.S. Department of State in 2015 with the goal of bringing ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Preface on the 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices points to a global governance crisis. In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society, to stifle media and Internet freedom, to marginalize opposition voices, and in the most ...
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2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

On April 13, 2016, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress. The reports, now in their 40th year, document the status of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world. Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports ...
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Global Connect: Providing a 21st Century Digital Foundation for Development

This article was originally published on blogs.state.gov by Daniel Sepulveda on April 11, 2016. The metaphorical roads and highways of the 21st century used for the delivery of ideas and services are wired and wireless digital platforms. But unlike traditional transportation infrastructure, too few leaders outside of the technology and telecommunications community recognize the development of ...
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Gobi Wolf 2016 tests humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities in Mongolia

United States Army Pacific soldiers joined an international team to conduct an earthquake-readiness exercise in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia April 4-8. Exercise Gobi Wolf 2016 was a civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative focused on regional readiness in response to natural and man-made disasters. Gobi Wolf is part of the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

SECRETARY KERRY: Mike, thank you very, very much. Thanks, more importantly, for your extraordinary leadership over the years. I think everybody here knows that Mike Bloomberg has been a pioneer on so many different things, critical issues, and concepts – a great business person and entrepreneur of extraordinary capacity. And he has proven his leadership ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the Gobi Wolf 2016 Opening Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: Senior Advisor Mr. Dash, Brigadier General Badral, Major General Sukhbat, Brigadier General Sargent, distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman good morning. It is a great pleasure to be with you this morning on behalf of the United States Embassy to take part in the opening of Gobi Wolf 2016. I want to especially thank ...
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FACT SHEET: What Climate Change Means for Your Health and Family

Today, delivering on another commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan , the Obama Administration released a new final report called The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment , which significantly advances what we know about the impacts of climate change on public health, and the confidence with which we know it. Developed over three years by approximately one hundred experts in climate-change science and ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Speech at the National University of Mongolia on U.S.-Mongolia Relations

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon everybody, it is really great to be here. I thank the Dean and colleagues for a very warm welcome to the National University of Mongolia on a beautiful spring day. This is my first time to the National University of Mongolia, and so I thought would take a minute this afternoon, ...
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President Obama: How We Can Make Our Vision Of A World Without Nuclear Weapons A Reality

Of all the threats to global security and peace, the most dangerous is the proliferation and potential use of nuclear weapons. That’s why, seven years ago in Prague, I committed the United States to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and to seeking a world without them. This vision builds on the policies of presidents ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the 2016 National Special Olympics Winter Games Opening

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, everyone. Sain baitsgaana uu. “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” As Mary Gu has said, this is the oath of Special Olympians from all corners of the globe. These words embody the true spirits of athletic competition and good sportsmanship. Every day, ...
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Public Affairs Staff and English Language Fellow Promote U.S. Scholarship and English Language Learning in Khovd and Uvs

On March 18-22, 2016, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) organized an educational outreach trip to Khovd and Uvs provinces. During the visit, the team met with local educational, cultural, and government officials, representatives from civil society organizations and NGOs, and Peace Corps Volunteers. English Language Fellow (ELF) Ms. LaTasha Simms visited Mongolia from ...
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U.S.-Funded Training Aids Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

Mongolian law enforcement officials participated in two U.S.-funded workshops in Ulaanbaatar March 14-17, 2016, designed to improve the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases in Mongolia. International and local experts with the Warnath Group, a U.S. firm, and the Human Rights Center for Citizens, a Mongolian civil society organization, conducted the training, with support ...
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U.S. Funded Workshops on Investigation and Prosecution of Human Trafficking Cases in Mongolia

This week, Mongolian law enforcement officials participated in two U.S.-funded workshops designed to improve the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases in Mongolia. International and local experts with the Warnath Group, a U.S. firm, and the Human Rights Center for Citizens, a Mongolian civil society organization, conducted the training, with support from the Ministry ...
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Secretary of State John on North Korea’s Reported Missile Launch

We have seen reports that North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. We are closely monitoring the situation on the Korean Peninsula. We call again on North Korea to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps toward fulfilling its international commitments ...
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‘We Believe in the Power of Entrepreneurship’ – Why the President is Bringing the World’s Entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley

“We believe in the power of entrepreneurship — the basic notion that if you’ve got an idea and if you really work hard and you’re able to pick yourself up if you stumble a couple of times, you can eventually turn that idea into a reality. And this matters to us because encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship ...
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Secondary School English Language Teacher Participates in Educational Exchange in the U.S.

On January 26 – March 14, 2016, 18 English teachers from 17 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, participated in the U.S. Department of State-funded Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). Ms. Tsetsegjargal Dagvadorj, a secondary school English language teacher at Secondary School Number 5 in Gobisumber located in the countryside, represented Mongolia. ...
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Celebrating Open Education Week with Open Educational Resources

March 7-11 marks Open Education Week: a perfect opportunity to celebrate the potential of open educational resources, or OER. Open educational resources are teaching and learning materials that have intellectual property licenses allowing free use and repurposing. Today thousands of open educational resources enable instruction and learning, ranging from MIT OpenCourseWare ’s full courses and OpenStax ’s college ...
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The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit: A Point of Transition

In a landmark speech in Prague in April 2009, President Obama declared that “…we must ensure that terrorists never acquire a nuclear weapon. This is the most immediate and extreme threat to global security. One terrorist with one nuclear weapon could unleash massive destruction.” To help address this threat, President Obama proposed to host a ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at “Let’s Talk About America” Lecture at the American Corner

Pledging for Parity: U.S. Government Support of Women and Girls in Mongolia AMBASSADOR GALT: I’m very excited to be here. This is my very first Thursday night talk at the American Corner. And I hope it will not be my last. So it’s great to be here, and great to talk about International Women’s Day, ...
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Application Period Open for Department of State and Environmental Protection Agency Embassy Air Quality Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for a joint U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air quality monitoring fellowship program. This fellowship is a vital component of DOS and EPA’s collaborative efforts to help improve the availability of continuous air quality data worldwide. The fellows will volunteer for one year of ...
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Mongolian Official Participates in Hazardous Waste Management Exchange Program

On February 13 to March 5, 2016, Jargalsaikhan Lkhasuren, senior officer at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Management of the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism, participated in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on hazardous waste management. During her IVLP, she learned about U.S. laws and regulations; shared experiences managing ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the AmCham Special Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone. Chairman Liotta, members of AmCham, very nice to be back with you this morning, and to have the opportunity to introduce to you Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Patrick Santillo. When I first met with AmCham in last November, I promised that the U.S. Embassy would continue to work ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the Women’s Participation in Law Enforcement Forum

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon. State Secretary Bayartsetseg, distinguished guests, colleagues, It is an honor to be here today and to hear so much about women’s contributions to national security policy and law enforcement in Mongolia. This forum is taking place at an opportune time, just days before we celebrate International Women’s Day.  This year marks ...
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Open World Hosts Mongolian Parliamentarians for Professional Exchange Program in United States

A delegation of Mongolian parliament members participated in the Open World program in the United States on February 25 to March 2, 2016. The goal of the program was for political leaders to meet with counterparts to learn about U.S. policies and build professional relationships. Open World Leadership Center in Washington D.C and Open World ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at ISS Ambassador’s Hour

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you very much for that kind introduction. Dr. Ganbat, ISS researchers, colleagues, thank you for inviting me to discuss U.S. foreign policy priorities with you today. I know that some of my fellow ambassadors have also answered your invitation to speak here, and I am honored to now join that esteemed group. ...
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Mongolian Parliamentarians and Ministry Officers Learn from the Best Practices of “Green Building Construction and Design”

On December 5-16, 2015, a delegation of Mongolian Parliamentarians and officers from the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, and Ministry of Environment, Green Development, and Tourism, participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on “Green Building Construction and Design”. Traveling to three states in twelve days, the participants began in Washington DC with ...
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IIP Speaker Promotes Interfaith Relations and Dialogue in Mongolia

On February 1-9, 2016, the U.S. Embassy hosted Director of the Secretariat of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi in Mongolia through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs’ (IIP) Traveling Speakers program. Dr. Elsanousi’s visit promoted interfaith relations and dialogue in Mongolia, as well as engaging a range of ...
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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the North Korean Missile Launch

North Korea’s launch using ballistic missile technology, following so closely after its January 6 nuclear test, represents yet another destabilizing and provocative action and is a flagrant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions.  North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs represent serious threats to our interests–including the security of some of our closest ...
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The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

During his “ A New Beginning ” speech in Cairo, President Obama announced that the U.S. will host a Summit on Entrepreneurship to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) has become an annual event. President Obama Announces ...
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Mongolian Delegation Launches Project to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Fifteen Mongolians traveled to Alaska January 18-28, 2016, to participate in the first phase of the U.S. government-funded “Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Mongolia” project. During the 11-day visit, representatives of the National Center Against Violence, the General Agency for Social Welfare, the National Police Agency, the Trauma Hospital’s One-Stop Crisis Center, domestic violence shelters, and ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Five Hills Training Center

AMBASSADOR GALT: Minister Tsolmon, Major General Davaa, officers, and soldiers of the Five Hills Training Center, colleagues, good afternoon. I guess, it is still morning, good morning. It is great to be here at the Armed Forces of Mongolia’s premier peacekeeping training center at Five Hills. This is my second visit, and it’s a great ...
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2016 P3 Impact Award Applications Open

The U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), along with Concordia and the  University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society opened the application process for the third annual P3 Impact Award today, which honors exemplary public-private partnerships (P3s) from around the world. The P3 Impact Award was created by the three partners in 2014 to recognize P3s that are improving communities and the world in impactful ways. It ...
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Happy 29th Anniversary of U.S.-Mongolia Diplomatic Relations

This year marks the 29th anniversary of U.S.-Mongolian diplomatic relations. It was on January 27, 1987, the United States and Mongolia officially established the diplomatic relations of the two countries. The establishment of our diplomatic relations was marked by the signing of documents by U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and Mongolian Ambassador to the ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Incident Command System Training Launch at NEMA

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning every one, good morning. Colonel Ganzorig, John Went, colleagues from across Mongolia from variety of different agencies, it is really an honor for me to be with you here this morning at the start of this very important training and to talk briefly about the difference that we know training like ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the World Economic Forum

SECRETARY KERRY: Klaus, thank you very, very much. Hello, everybody. Good morning to you. Klaus, first of all, thank you for your very warm, generous introduction. I especially want to thank you for your superb leadership of the World Economic Forum for many years. As you’ve said, it’s been my honor to come here. This may ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Opening Remarks at Embassy’s AQI Press Tour

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon. Thank you everyone for coming. Welcome to the United States Embassy. It is my privilege to kick off your tour of our new air quality monitoring station. It is significant that you begin your visit to the Embassy in the solar-powered American ger – a structure that is itself symbolic of ...
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Statement by President Obama on Iran

THE PRESIDENT: This is a good day, because, once again, we’re seeing what’s possible with strong American diplomacy. As I said in my State of the Union address, ensuring the security of the United States and the safety of our people demands a smart, patient and disciplined approach to the world. That includes our diplomacy ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on Implementation Day

SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Thank you very much for your patience. And I apologize for the fact that I can’t stay to take questions, which I would like to do. But we are operating under some very tight constraints on the rest period the law allows for our pilots, because of some of the delays. ...
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2016: Building on Our Progress, Advancing Global Leadership

This article was originallay published on DipNote on January 15, 2016. On January 13, 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry addressed students, faculty, and members of the public at the National Defense University, outlining the U.S. foreign policy agenda for 2016. Secretary Kerry drew on themes from President Obama’s State of the Union Address , the final of his presidency. Below ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016

Thank you. Good morning. Thank you. Thank you very much, Major General Padilla. Thank you, all of you. It’s a great privilege for me to be able to be here today. I’m delighted to be in the presence of so many people currently serving our nation, all with great distinction. And it’s a privilege to ...
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#SOTU: Redefining American Leadership in the 21st Century

Originally posted on  DipNote  on January 12, 2016. From ending two wars to forging the deal to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, from re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba to striking a landmark trade agreement that levels the playing field for American workers and businesses, President Obama has worked to redefine American leadership for the ...
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U.S. Fulbright Specialist Consults With National Statistical Office of Mongolia and National University of Mongolia

From November 21 to December 5, 2015 Fulbright Specialist Dr. Jay Nathan worked at the National Statistical Office (NSO) of Mongolia and Business School of the National University of Mongolia (NUM). Dr. Jay Nathan, a faculty member at St. John’s University in New York City, holds MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati ...
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Mongolian Secondary School Teacher Travels to the U.S. to Participate in Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

In September 2015, Ariuntuya Avirmed, an English teacher at the 37th Secondary School of Ulaanbaatar traveled to the U.S. to participate in a Department of State funded six-week exchange program, the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA). Through TEA, A. Ariuntuya developed expertise in her English instruction and increased her knowledge about the United States. The ...
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Save the Date: American Film Showcase Screenings Opening on Friday, December 18, 2015 7p.m.

American Film Showcase Opening Venue: Tengis Theater Hall 3 When: Friday, December 18, 2015 7p.m. In cooperation with the Arts Council of Mongolia, the U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar is sponsoring a screenings of award-winning five documentaries starting from December 18 -22, 2015. Admission is free to the public. The seating is limited to 200 people on ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant Closing at Mongolian National Modern Gallery

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you very much, I am delighted to be here this afternoon. Let me thank especially the staff of the Center for Cultural Heritage and Modern Art Gallery for making this evening possible. The U.S. Embassy appreciates the opportunity we have had to partner with these two outstanding institutions. Our modest financial support ...
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U.S. Embassy Invites Press to Closing of U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Project at Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar invites press to attend a ceremony to celebrate the closing of the project entitled “Cleaning of Fire Damaged Artworks,” which has been funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).   The ceremony will begin at 16:00 and conclude at 17:00 on Wednesday, December 16, ...
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U.S. Embassy Launching Air Quality Monitoring Program

On December 16, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar will formally launch an “Air Quality Monitoring Program” (AQMP).  The Embassy’s AQMP will include a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-certified measuring instrument (a MET One BAM 1020), a real-time air quality index website, and a Twitter feed.  The AQMP will continuously monitor and record the level ...
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Human Rights Day Talk with Young Mongolians

On International Human Rights Day, the Political Section Chief and Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy gave a talk to the students of the Otgontenger University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Starting with general human rights discussions, the speakers engaged in in-depth and country-specific human rights challenges, such as domestic violence, child labor and corruption. As the ...
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American Culture Trivia with Fulbright ETAs

On December 9, the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) working in Mongolia organized a Trivia Night at the American Corner in Ulaanbaatar. Four teams of Over 40 students from each ETA’s host universities competed in the trivia, testing their knowledge of United States in the fields of U.S. history and politics, well-known figures, sports and entertainments, ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at International Day of Persons with Disabilities Reception

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone. Оroin mend. (Оройн мэнд). Thank you, Chris, for the kind introduction, and thank you to the musicians for the beautiful performance. Thank you for joining me to mark the 23rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, the U.S. unites with the global community to recognize the dignity, rights ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing efforts to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in Mongolia, U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt hosted a reception at the American Cultural and Information Center to commemorate the 23rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme of this year’s International Day was “Inclusion matters: access ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Crime in Mongolia

Although the crime rate in Mongolia is considered low, and Ulaanbaatar is relatively safe compared to other cities of comparable size, the U.S. Embassy remains concerned about increased crime in Mongolia. Yearly statistics provided by Mongolia’s National Police Agency (NPA) have indicated that overall, crime is on the rise. Crimes committed against foreigners tend to ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Third National Alumni Conference of Mongolia

On November 21, the U.S. Embassy and Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) organized the third national alumni conference of Mongolia themed “Highlighting Volunteerism.” Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA), also known as Ambassadors for Development, is a non-profit NGO devoted to democratic social development and promoting equal opportunities in Mongolia. Opening the conference, U.S. ...
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Mongolian Cinematographer Travels to U.S. to Study Contemporary Cinema

On August 4 to November 10, Mongolian cinematographer Byamba Sakhya traveled to the United States to participate in the Iowa Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa. With a body of work that includes short films and documentaries which highlight human freedom, dignity and other values, Byamba is renowned amongst Mongolian and international cinematographers. ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at the “5.11 Tactical” Outlet Opening Ceremony

Thank you very much. Thank you for inviting me here today. Congratulations Brain Tripp, Mr. Tamir on today’s opening. It is exciting to see an American brand come to Mongolia, and come to Ulaanbaatar. As Prime Minister Saikhanbileg has said many times, “Mongolia is open for business.” And I’m very pleased to see that U.S. ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Immigration Officer IVLP Exchange

On August 17 to September 4, 2015, Mongolian immigration officer Khangerel Tumenbaatar traveled to the United States to participate in the International Visitor Leaderships Program (IVLP) focused on “Children in the U.S. Justice System”. Mr. Khangerel is the Chief of the Department of Immigration at the Mongolian Immigration Agency. Through this program, he learned best ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at World Bank/IFC – Doing Business Press Conference

Good morning. Thank you to the World Bank and IFC for hosting this very heavy informational event this morning. It’s great to be here. Thank you to Minister Bayartsogt for your leadership and for your support of these all important reforms. From the United States perspective, I am particularly pleased to see the improvement in ...
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27 U.S. Colleges and Universities Participate at EducationUSA College Fair

From October 14 to 17, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar sponsored the second annual EducationUSA College Fair- 2015 in Darkhan and Ulaanbaatar. Organized by local NGO Educational Advising & Resource Center (EARC), over 400 people attended the fair in Darkhan and 1,200 people attended in Ulaanbaatar. At the fair, EducationUSA advisers from China and Mongolia ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at the 2015 U.S. Education Fair by EducationUSA

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone. It’s wonderful to see you all here. And I understand there are some Colorado reps in here your midst. Fabulous. I understand there is an alumni event tonight, and I’m actually excited to hear that there is an alumni event. That means you all have successfully recruited Mongolians, so great ...
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Feature Article: Bringing Back the Bankhars

For the longest time in Mongolia, talk of dogs conjured a mental image of a large shaggy dog with a thick black coat, floppy ears, curly tail and orange-brown spots above the eyes. The Bankhar has long symbolized Mongolia’s nomadic culture. Once a Mongolian herder’s closest friend, it was also a guardian who protected the ...
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Secretary Kerry to Release Report on International Religious Freedom

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will release the 2014 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Secretary Kerry will introduce the report. Ambassador At Large for Religious Freedom David Saperstein will give remarks and take questions. The event will be open to the press and streamed live ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors TESOL International Conference in Mongolia

The U.S Embassy sponsored the National TEFL/5th Mongolia TESOL International Conference in Ulaanbaatar from October 9 to 11, 2015.  Over 300 participants attended more than 70 workshops for 3 days at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. Presenters included local teachers working in different provinces of Mongolia and educators visiting from China, Russia and ...
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Mongolian Engineer Examines Water Resource Management on U.S. Exchange

On September 21 to October 9, 2015, Mongolian engineer Purevdagva Khalzan participated in the International Visitor Leaderships Program (IVLP) themed “Water Resources Management in the U.S.” Kh.Purevdagva is the Engineer-Technologist at the Hydrology Section of the Institute of Meteorology. In 21 days, Kh.Purevdagva traveled to six cities in five states with a group of 23 ...
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American and Mongolian Defense Officials Work Together to Strengthen Mongolia’s Peacekeeping Capability

On October 8, Mongolia received 35 new Jeep Wrangler Peacekeeping vehicles via grant assistance from the United States. This equipment will allow the Mongolian military to deploy its forces more efficiently and rapidly for peacekeeping missions in Africa and elsewhere. As part of the donation, the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) received 15 Jeep J-8 transport ...
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U.S. and Other Pacific Rim Countries Reach ‘Very Big Deal’

In a landmark agreement designed to create jobs and lift economic growth, countries accounting for nearly half of the world’s economy have committed to cut trade barriers and set common standards. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is designed to encourage trade between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. “It includes the strongest commitments ...
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Ambassador Galt Presents Credential Letters to President Elbegdorj

Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt met with President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and presented her credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Mongolia.  The credentialing ceremony took place on October 5, 2015 at Government House in Ulaanbaatar. U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Ambassador Galt on May 7, 2015, and the U.S. Senate ...
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Mongolian Officials Participate in IVLP about Foreign Policy and Peacekeeping

On September 12 to October 3, Mongolian legislators visited the United States to participate in the International Visitor Leaderships Program (IVLP) focused on “U.S. Foreign Policy and Peacekeeping Operations.” Telmuun Bayarsaikhan is the Attaché at the Department of International Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Turmunkh Narmandakh is a legal officer in ...
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Joint Outreach to Umnugovi and Dundgovi Provinces to Promote U.S. Government Programs in Mongolia

U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar Consular and Public Affairs Sections representatives conducted a joint outreach trip to Umnugovi and Dundgovi provinces.  From September 29 to October 2, they met with local government officials and secondary and polytechnic college teachers and students. Consular Chief Thomas Venner held meetings with local government leaders, police, and hospitals to discuss future ...
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Embassy Highlights Importance of Environmental Journalism in Mongolia

On September 28-October 2, the U.S. Embassy brought the Institute of Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR) founder and former Wall Street Journal reporter, Frank Allen, to Mongolia for a series of meetings, public lectures, and environmental journalism trainings. Mr. Allen’s visit was part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs’ (IIP) ...
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Remarks by President Obama at U.N. Peacekeeping Summit

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon.  Mr. Secretary General, heads of state and government, distinguished representatives.  The word “peacekeeping” does not appear in the Charter of the United Nations.  But for the past seven decades, our collective ability to “maintain international peace and security” has often depended on the willingness of courageous U.N. peacekeepers to put their ...
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Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted an ambitious agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (or “Global Goals”) to achieve by 2030. The U.S. Government endorses these goals, which reflect the aspirations of all countries and are grounded in a commitment of shared responsibility to all people and the planet. ...
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American Dance Envoys Tour Mongolia

From September 21 to 25, contemporary dance company Northwest Dance Project (NWDP) completed its first-ever tour in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In partnership with the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) and with funding from the U.S. State Department’s Arts Envoy Program and local supporting organizations, the Embassy co-organized a tour that included performance and workshops. The Arts ...
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U.S.-Mongolia Workshop on Chronic Viral Hepatitis and Primary Liver Cancer

On September 14-16, 2015, the U.S.-Mongolia workshop titled “Chronic Viral Hepatitis and Primary Liver Cancer” was organized at the Corporate Hotel and Convention Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The bilateral workshop, featuring a partnership between Mongolian and U.S. medical professionals, aimed to review current advances in viral hepatitis, chronic liver disease and liver cancer, discussing the ...
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Top Army leaders throughout Pacific region gather for PACC/PAMS

DENPASAR, Indonesia—The 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC IX) and 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XXXIX) began with opening ceremonies in Denpasar, Indonesia, September 14. Army Chiefs of Staffs, senior land forces commanders from 26 of 38 countries throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region and their Senior Enlisted Leaders are participating in the conferences September ...
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Save the Date: America’s Modern Dance Night on September 25, 2015 at 7PM!

In collaboration with the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM), the U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar presents the Northwest Dance Project (NWDP) through the Department of State’s Arts Envoy Program. When: Friday September 25, 2015 7:00p.m. Where: Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet Tickets: Parterre 60,000₮ Mezzanine 40,000₮ *Tickets are available at MSATOB, ACM and ticket.mn . ...
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Museum Preservation Training and Supplies Project at Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts

The U.S. Ambassadors’ Fund for Cultural Preservation is supporting the Arts Council Mongolia’s (ACM) “Museum Preservation Training and Supplies” project co-jointly with the Arts Council Mongolia-U.S., the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and the Marrella Fund. The project aims to preserve Mongolia’s tangible heritage by providing museums with acid-free preservation supplies and building the capacity ...
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U.S. – Mongolia Consultations Focus on Lasting Partnerships

The Annual Bilateral Consultations (ABCs) between the Governments of Mongolia and the United States were held September 8 at the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar. Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, led the U.S delegation, which also included Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton and Millennium Challenge Corporation Managing ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary Russel Visits Mongolia

On September 8, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr. Daniel Russel landed in Ulaanbaatar for a two-day official visit to Mongolia.  During his time here, Assistant Secretary Russel will meet with senior officials in order to strengthen our close partnership, and to congratulate Mongolia on its 25th anniversary of ...
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U.S. Embassy Inspires Students in Khovd

U.S. Embassy staff members traveled from Ulaanbaatar to launch the new school year in Khovd by delivering a series of career-based discussions to students. At Progress Secondary School, Public Diplomacy Officer Richard Roberts, English Language Coordinator Altantsetseg Tumenkhishig, and Alumni Coordinator Ideruugan Galbaatar encouraged high school students to focus on careers and to consider ways ...
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Now Accepting Applications for Second Annual “American Days” Expo 2015

The United States of America (Embassy) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia (Am-Cham) are pleased to announce our second annual “American Days” Expo. This two-day exhibition will have a special emphasis on showcasing U.S. products and services to the public at large and aims to build broader awareness of the capacity of companies ...
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Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel Travels to Burma, China, and Mongolia

From September 3-5, Assistant Secretary Russel will travel to Naypyidaw and Rangoon, Burma to meet with senior Burmese government officials, Aung San Suu Kyi, and civil society. While there, he will discuss preparations for the general elections that will be held on November 8, express U.S. support for the ongoing peace process, and encourage further ...
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Embassy Ulaanbaatar Hosts Its First English Language Specialist

On August 2-29, 2015 U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar hosted an English Language Specialist for the first time in Mongolia. The Specialist, David Chiesa, organized a number of trainings and workshops on English language teaching and learning. The Department of State’s English Language Specialist Program recruits U.S. academics and professionals to deliver and maintain quality English ...
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International Visitor Examines Water Resource Management in the U.S.

On August 10-28, 2015, Mongolian water engineer Munkh-Erdene Luvsan traveled to the United States to participate in the International Visitor Leaderships Program (IVLP) focused on “Water Resources Management in the U.S.” L.Munkh-Erdene is a lecturer at the School of Public Health at the Mongolian National University of Medical Science. The IVLP is the U.S. Department ...
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Second Fulbright A-Z Talk by Victoria Augustine Attracts Over 500 People

On August 27, Ms. Victoria Augustine, Fulbright Program Officer in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, held a second Fulbright talk at the American Corner, located at the Ulaanbaatar City Library. Ms. Augustine discussed Fulbright and other State Department exchange programs with an audience of more than 500 ...
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Working Toward a Swimmable, Drinkable and Fishable Tuul River

In May 2015, Ms. Javzansuren Norvanchig, a water specialist with the WaSH Action of Mongolia, participated in the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellows Program by spending a month at the Waterkeeper Alliance (WKA) in New York City learning about Waterkeeper’s model of advocacy for clean water across the global, which started at the Hudson River. As ...
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Educational and Cultural Trip to AFCP Grant Site

From August 21-23, 2015, Ms. Victoria Augustine, Fulbright Program Officer from the East Asia and Pacific branch at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) visited Amarbayasgalant Monastery, the site of a $500,000 grant from the U.S. government’s Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Amarbayasgalant Monastery is a critical part of Mongolia’s cultural and ...
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‘Team Trivia Night’ with Victoria Augustine and Fulbright ETAs

On August 20, Ms. Victoria Augustine, Program Officer for East Asia and Pacific Fulbright Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, together with new Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) held a Trivia Night at the American Corner in Ulaanbaatar. Over 50 participants grouped in five teams competed ...
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Joint Outreach to Khentii Province to Promote U.S. Government Programs in Mongolia

Each year, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar conducts outreach to rural areas to meet with Mongolians, discuss Embassy programs, and engage aimag leaders in education, civil society, and government. On August 17-19, 2015, staff members from the Public Affairs Office and Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy conducted a joint outreach in Chinggis City, Khentii ...
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Fulbright A-Z by Victoria Augustine

On August 13, Ms. Victoria Augustine, Program Officer for East Asia and Pacific Fulbright Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, held a Fulbright talk at American Corner in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. At the talk, Ms. Augustine explained the Fulbright as well as other State Department exchange programs ...
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Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Thank you very much. I apologize for the slight delay. Even Presidents have problems with toner. (Laughter.) It is a great honor to be back at American University, which has prepared generations of young people for service in public life. I ...
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Peace Corps Volunteer Trains Mongolian Athletes to Compete in Special Olympics

Peace Corps volunteer Jennifer Seller trained three Mongolian athletes for the inaugural Special Olympics in Mongolia held on October 17-22, 2014.  One of the athletes, Ms. Davaajargal, successfully participated in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games from July 25 to August 2, 2015 and won a silver medal in the track and field category. At ...
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Kerry in Singapore on America and the Asia-Pacific

Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on America and the Asia Pacific: Partners in Prosperity SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. I’m really glad I practiced going up the stairs. (Laughter.) I was listening to – well, first of all, thank you, Ambassador Wagar. You are doing a terrific job here, and I’m delighted that our ...
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Obama on America’s Clean Power Plan

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Thank you. Well, good afternoon, everybody. AUDIENCE: Good afternoon. THE PRESIDENT: Gina, I want to thank you not just for the introduction, but for the incredible work that you and your team have been doing — not just on this ...
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Kerry on Negotiations for Post-2015 Development Agenda

Conclusion of Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda I applaud today’s successful conclusion of negotiations on an ambitious, inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda. The goals and aspirations conveyed through these negotiations expand on the successes seen under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), established by the global community 15 years ago. Those successes include a dramatic drop ...
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Ambassador Campbell’s Remarks on Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Corps Agreement with the Government of Mongolia

AMBASSADOR CAMPBELL: This is a week of important anniversaries and it’s been a tremendous pleasure for the U.S. government, the U.S. delegation to participate in the celebration of the 25th anniversary Mongolia’s first free and fair elections. 25 years ago August, then Secretary of State James Baker arrived in Mongolia for his first visit and ...
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Peace Corps Mongolia Director Darlene Grant’s Remarks on Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Corps Agreement with Mongolian Government

DARLENE GRANT: Thank you Foreign Minister, we appreciate your support. On August 2, 1990, U.S. Secretary of State James Baker III, and Foreign Minister Ts. Gombosuren signed the Peace Corps Country Agreement. I am sure that when Secretary Baker signed that agreement that he was thinking of the words of former President, John F. Kennedy, ...
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Jargal DeFacto Concludes Distinguished Speaker Series

The U.S. Embassy’s Distinguished Speaker Series ended on a high note last week when renowned writer, blogger and talk show host, Mr. Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa, spoke to a packed audience of Mongolian young people about the importance of economic and political freedom. In his remarks, Jargal DeFacto, as he is better-known, challenged these future leaders to ...
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U.S. and Mongolia Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Corps Agreement

On July 31, Peace Corps Mongolia Country Director Darlene Grant and Foreign Minister L. Purevsuren commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Peace Corps Agreement with Mongolia.  Former Foreign Minister Ts. Gombosuren, who signed the Peace Corps Agreement on behalf of the Government of Mongolia on August 2, 1990, and U.S. Ambassador Piper ...
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U.S. Delegation Celebrates Mongolia’s 25th Anniversary of Democratic Elections

On July 29-30, the U.S. Department of State’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Chinese and Mongolian Affairs and Taiwan Coordination, Susan A. Thornton, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for East Asia, Abraham Denmark, attended the Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of Democratic Elections in Mongolia.  DAS Thornton and DASD Denmark participated in ...
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Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton

DAS THORNTON: Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman; His Excellency, Mr. President; His Excellency, Mr. Prime Minister. On behalf of the American people, I want to wish the people of Mongolia a hearty congratulations on the 25th anniversary of democracy! Mongolia’s decision for democracy reflects the courage and determination of a nation of rugged individualists ...
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A Mongolian Entrepreneur at 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Ever since 2010, when the U.S. hosted the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Washington, D.C., entrepreneurship on a worldwide scale has had strong support from the White House and the Department of State . This year, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar was proud be a part of this commitment by sending Mr. Amartuvshin Otgonbayar, a Mongolian entrepreneur, to the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, ...
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Ambassador Campbell: “Americans with Disabilities Act: Twenty-Five Years of Changing America and Inspiring World”

Anniversaries are special occasions. They are, of course, joyous times when we look back and celebrate our accomplishments. But, even more importantly, anniversaries give us the opportunity to look ahead and recommit ourselves to the principles and ideals we hold dear. July 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the day when then-President George H.W. Bush ...
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U.S. – Mongolia Alumni Team Holds Entrepreneurship Workshops for Women

On Saturday, July 25 the U.S. State Department-funded Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) project, “Empowering Women and Girls through Entrepreneurship,” kicked off the first of four weekend workshops in the Songinokhairkhan district of Ulaanbaatar. The workshop aims to provide women from low-income families with the skills, confidence, and mindset to succeed in starting their own ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell hosted a reception in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Highlights of the event included sign language interpretation of the Mongolia and U.S. national anthems by two students from School 29, and spoken remarks by Ms. Batulam T., Director of Development of ...
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Empowering Women and Girls Through Entrepreneurship

On July 25, the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund project “Empowering Women and Girls Through Entrepreneurship” kicked off its first of four weekend-long entrepreneurship trainings. The hands-on business bootcamps will take place over the next 2 months in Songinokhairkan and Chingeltei districts and be followed by 6 monthly mentoring meetings with MASA members and other qualified ...
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Introducing “A Ger for the Future”

The Mongolian ger is a technological marvel that has stood the test of time. Ger-like structures can be found all over the world because they are durable, comfortable shelters that are easily built, maintained and moved when needed. The U.S. Embassy in Mongolia has been working to find ways to merge the beauty and functionality ...
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United States and Mongolia Establish “Sister National Parks”

The U.S. Embassy congratulates America’s Yosemite National Park and the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development, and Tourism (MEGDT) on the signing of a sister parks agreement. U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell and Vice Governor of Hovsgol Aimag Ch. Ochirkhuyag spoke at the July 18 signing ceremony, held at a picturesque venue in the foothills of ...
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Peace Corps Director Receives Mongolian Foreign Minister L. Purevsuren

Within the framework of his visit to the United States, the Foreign Minister L.Purevsuren held a meeting with the Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and discussed bilateral cooperation. Foreign Minister L.Purevsuren highlighted valuable contribution of the U.S. volunteers in promoting democratic changes in Mongolia and advocating common values. The parties have also discussed organization of ...
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Secretary Kerry Explains the Iran Pact

The Iran pact can make the world safer and unlock regional opportunities, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says. “The United States, our P5+1 and EU partners, and Iran have taken a measurable step away from the prospect of nuclear proliferation, towards transparency and cooperation,” Kerry said July 14 in Vienna. “It is a step ...
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Secretary Kerry Welcomes Mongolian Foreign Minister L. Purevsuren

This week, Mongolian Minister of Foreign Affairs L. Purevsuren is on an official working visit to the U.S.  On July 15, Foreign Minister Purevsuren met with Secretary of State John Kerry.  Secretary Kerry congratulated Mongolia on the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Mongolia’s decision for democracy. For the transcript of the remarks, please click ...
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President Obama on Iran

THE PRESIDENT: Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change — ...
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Mazaalai – The Marvelous Bear of the Gobi Desert

Harry Reynolds and Douglas Chadwick know a thing or two about bears. Before coming to Mongolia as the President of the Gobi Bear Fund Project, Mr. Reynolds spent more than 33 years working with bears at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Douglas Chadwick is an American wildlife biologist, photographer and author. In April, ...
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United States Military Academy Cadets Volunteer in Mongolia

This summer cadets from the United States Military Academy (USMA), along with two faculty team leaders, are gaining valuable work experience in Mongolia while making a positive impact on the local community. Their projects range from promoting healthy child development in local orphanages to nomadic husbandry preservation in the steppe. In partnership with the Mongolian ...
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Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 Closing

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii – Closing ceremonies commenced today at the Five Hills Training Area in Tavantolgoi, Mongolia, marking the official end to Exercise Khaan Quest 2015. For the past two weeks, Mongolian Armed Forces hosted over 20 nations in this 13th iteration of the exercise. Khaan Quest is an annual multinational exercise co-sponsored by ...
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USAID Supports Launch of Mongolian Tax and Customs E-Solutions

On July 1, United States Ambassador Piper Anne Wind Campbell and Mongolian Vice Minister of Finance, Purev Surenhav, celebrated the formal launch of the Value Added Tax (VAT) E-Invoice and Customs E-Payment Systems.  With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Business Plus Initiative project, the General Department of Taxation (GDT) and Customs ...
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U.S. Government Builds Urban Search-and-Rescue Capacity in Mongolia

From June 22–26, the U.S. Government joined the Government of Mongolia and international partners to support the Asia-Pacific Earthquake Exercise in Ulaanbaatar.  The exercise aimed to improve national and regional disaster response capacity and focused on urban search-and-rescue (USAR) operations.  Representing the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), USAR ...
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Discovering the U.S. Through American Corners

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The U.S. Embassy partners with the Public Library in Ulaanbataar and the Public Library in Khovd to host two “American Corners” in Mongolia. American Corners are sections of libraries that provide access to current, reliable information about the United States through books, the Internet, and local programming specifically designed to address the ...
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U.S. 8th Army Band’s Ensemble Group, Alliance Brass Celebrates 99th Birthday in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The U.S. 8th Army Band’s ensemble group, Alliance Brass arrived in Ulaanbaatar on June 29, 2015 for the band’s first-ever visit to Mongolia. To mark the occasion, the band performed with the Mongolian Military Band in a joint concert at the Mongolian National Federation for the Blind (MNFB) and also at an ...
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Khaan Quest 2015 Concludes, Multinational Relationships Flourish

TAVANTOLGOI, Mongolia — More than 1,200 service members from 22 nations gathered at the parade field of Five Hills Training Area as the closing ceremony and festivities marked the successful end to Exercise Khaan Quest 2015, June 30, 2015. The exercise, in it’s 13th iteration, is co-sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, ...
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Alaska Guardsmen Partner with Other Nations, Services In the Name of Health Care

TAVANTOLGOI, Mongolia — A line of Mongolian citizens, some of whom traveled great distances, wait outside the gates of the 79th High School in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for a chance to be seen by multinational military medical personnel during Exercise Khaan Quest’s healthcare service support engagement, which is open to the public for two weeks, through ...
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U.S. Army Band to Perform at Chinggis Khaan Square

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce that the U.S. Eighth Army Band will perform a concert at Chinggis Khaan Square on Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 6 p.m. The performance is open to the public and free of charge! The Band is also scheduled for additional performances at closed events; one of the performances is ...
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U.S. Army Pacific Command Sergeant Major Visits Mongolia in Support of Khaan Quest 2015

TAVANTOLGOI, Mongolia – The command sergeant major of U.S. Army Pacific, Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Lambert, took time to visit his Soldiers in Mongolia June 25, 2015, as they participate in a joint, multinational exercise at the Five Hills Training Area known as Khaan Quest 2015. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled exercise hosted annually ...
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Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce H. Andrews Remarks at U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Forum with Prime Minister Saikhanbileg

Thank you, Jackson for the kind introduction. I always like to meet with the AmChams when I travel. Everywhere I go, you serve as an invaluable source of knowledge, insight, and guidance, and we appreciate all you to do strengthen our country’s economic ties with your partner countries. On behalf of the U.S. Department of ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg of Mongolia

Today, Vice President Biden met with Mongolian Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg at the White House. In the meeting, the Vice President congratulated Mongolia on twenty-five years of democracy. The Vice President thanked Mongolia for its important contributions to Afghanistan and peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and elsewhere. Vice President Biden and Prime Minister Saikhanbileg discussed ...
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Ambassador Campbell Accompanying Prime Minister Saikhanbileg on Visit to the U.S.

From June 23 to June 27, Prime Minister Ch. Saikhanbileg is leading a delegation of Mongolian officials on a visit to Washington, D.C. and New York City.  Ambassador Piper Anne Wind Campbell is accompanying the Prime Minister on the Washington portion of the visit. The Prime Minister’s office has stated that the purpose of his ...
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Mongolian Armed Forces, U.S. Service Members Conduct Health Services Support Engagement

SEVENTY-NINTH HIGH SCHOOL, ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Throngs of people gathered outside of the high school eager to receive medical care from military professionals from around the world. Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. service members, along with other nations participating in Khaan Quest 2015, established a primary care outpatient clinic at the 79th High School to ...
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Khaan Quest 2015 Commences

FIVE HILLS TRAINING AREA, Mongolia — Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. service members, along with more than 20 other nations, held an opening ceremony June 20 to mark the beginning of Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 at the Five Hills Training Area. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise hosted annually by MAF and co-sponsored ...
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Khaan Quest 2015 Commences

Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. service members, along with more than 20 other nations, held an opening ceremony June 20 to mark the beginning of Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 at the Five Hills Training Area. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise hosted annually by MAF and co-sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific, and U.S. ...
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8th Distinguished Speaker Series with the President of MCS Group Mr. Od Jambaljamts

Our distinguished speaker for June was Mr. Od Jambaljamts,  the President of MCS Group. Mr. Od captivated the audience with a discussion on business leadership and the importance of corporate social responsibility. With over 20 years of experience in both the private and public sector, Mr. Od has extensive experience working with companies in a ...
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Exercise Khaan Quest 2015

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii — Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Pacific Command have announced their participation in Exercise Khaan Quest 2015, scheduled to be held at Five Hills Training Area and the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 20 – July 1. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts the Peace Corps Village-to-City Project

On Wednesday, June17th, the U.S. Embassy hosted a group of fifteen high school students and teachers from rural towns across Mongolia, as part of the Peace Corps’ Village-to-City project. The students were greeted by Public Affairs Officer Richard Roberts and heard from the Embassy staff members from Public Affairs Section, Defense Attaché, Political Section and ...
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U.S. and Mongolia Sign Agreement to Make Funds Available for Rural Development

On June 15, U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell and Mongolian Minister of Finance J. Erdenebat took the necessary administrative steps to enable the establishment of a significant rural development initiative, supporting the people of Mongolia.  Specifically, Ambassador Campbell and Minister Erdenebat signed an amendment to expand the scope of an Agreement Between the Government of the ...
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Paving the Way for a Second Compact in Mongolia

Drinking a cup of soo-tay sai, a milky tea, with a herder family in the Mongolian countryside in late May, I heard the immense pride in Ms. Javzan’s voice. She retrieved her accounting books and showed me meticulous records of her 1,000+ animals and increase in household income, thanks to the training she received from ...
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Obama After G7 Summit in Germany

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. Let me begin by once again thanking Chancellor Merkel and the people of Bavaria and Germany for their extraordinary hospitality here at the G7. My stay here has been extraordinary. I wish I could stay longer. And one of the pleasures of being President is scouting out places that you want ...