Established in 2001 to help developing countries preserve their cultural heritage, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) emphasizes the preservation of the world’s cultural patrimony as an integral component of U.S. foreign relations. Congress has noted that “Cultural preservation offers an opportunity to show a different American face to other countries, one that is non-commercial, non-political, and non-military. By taking a leading role in efforts to preserve cultural heritage, we show our respect for other cultures. U.S. ambassadors in developing countries submit proposals for one-time or recurring projects that help countries preserve their cultural heritage.”
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The American Embassy in Ulaanbaatar has provided grants supporting cultural preservation projects in Mongolia every year since 2003 and implemented successfully several projects.