History of the U.S. and Mongolia

  1. History of the U.S. and Mongolia


1944               U.S. Vice President Henry Wallace visits Mongolia

1988              The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar officially opens, June 1988

1989              The Mongolian Embassy in Washington, D.C. officially opens, March 1989

1990               The first Deputy Prime Minister D. Byambasuren visits the United States for the first time

1990               U.S. Secretary of State James Baker visits Mongolia, August 1990

1991               P. Ochirbat becomes the first Mongolian President to visit the United States, January 1991

1991               U.S. Secretary of State James Baker visits Mongolia for a second time in July 1991

1991              The Peace Corps opens with a first cohort of 21 Peace Corps volunteers, July, 1991

1991              The U.S. Embassy moves to present location near Selbe River

1991              The first USAID program in Mongolia launches, December 1991

1995              First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Mongolia

1996              President Clinton welcomes Mongolian President Ochirbat, November 1996

1998              U.S. State Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visits Mongolia, May 1998

2004              The first American Corner opens in Ulaanbaatar

2004              President George W. Bush welcomes Mongolian President N. Bagabandi to the White House, July 2004

2005               U.S. Speaker of the House Hastert visits Mongolia, August 2005

2005               U.S. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld visits Mongolia, October 2005

2005              President George Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice make the first presidential visit to Mongolia, November 2005.

2007              President N. Enkhbayar visits the United States and signs the first Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) with President George W. Bush at the White House, October 2007

2011              President Obama welcomes President Ts. Elbegdorj to the White House, June 2011

2011              Vice President Joe Biden visits Mongolia, August 2011

2012               Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Mongolia, July 2012

2013               U.S. Senator McCain leads a Congressional Delegation to Mongolia, August 2013

2015               Vice President Biden meets with Mongolian Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg at the White House on the 25th anniversary of Mongolian democracy

2015               Secretary Kerry meets Mongolian Foreign Minister L.Purevsuren in Washington, D.C.

2016               The Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, inaugurates its first class of young leaders

2017               The United States and Mongolia celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations

2018               Prime Minister U. Khurelsukh visits Washington, D.C. and meets with Vice President Mike Pence

2018               Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh sign a declaration for the $350 million Millennium Challenge Compact to expand Ulaanbaatar’s access to clean water

2019               The U.S. – Mongolia Year of Youth, jointly declared by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Mongolian Prime Minister, celebrates ties between our young people through civic, cultural, and educational programs

2019               The U.S. – Mongolia Strategic Partnership declared by President Trump and Mongolian President Kh. Battulga at the White House July 2019

2019               U.S. Secretary of Defense visits Mongolia on his first overseas tour August 2019