2014/12/05

Prime Minister Saikhanbileg named candidates for his new cabinet


Prime Minister Ch.Saiklhanbileg today named 16 candidates for his new cabinet. Formal consultation with the President of Mongolia (pictured above) also held today, and submitted to the Speaker of Parliament Z.Enkhbold for approval by parliament session. Out of 19 ministers including the Prime Minister, nine ministers are from Democratic Party, six are from Mongolian People's Party, and one from Mongolian National Democratic Party. Remaining three are from Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party.

Earlier, the President Elbegdorj directed the Prime Minister Saikhanbileg to form his cabinet from outside of Parliament members, but after two weeks of negotiation with main opposition party politicians have agreed to bring mixed-up candidates.

From Democratic Party (DP)
1. Minister of Mongolia, Chief Officer of Cabinet Secretariat Office: S.Bayartsogt (MP)
2. Minister of Population Development, and Social Welfare: S.Erdene (MP)
3. Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences: L.Gantumur (MP)
4. Minister of Industry: D.Erdenebat (MP, Chairman of Democratic Party Parliamentary Group)
5. Minister of Mining: R.Jigjid (State Secretary of the Ministry of Mining)
6. Minister of Justice: D.Dorligjav (General Prosecutor)
7. Minister of Food and Agriculture: R.Burmaa (MP)
8. Minister of Foreign Affairs: L.Purevsuren (Chief foreign policy advisor to the President of Mongolia)
9. Minister of Energy: D.Zorigt (MP)
Тэргүүн шадар сайдад:  Генсек асан У.Хүрэлсүх

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 From Mongolian People's Party (MPP)

10. Deputy Prime Minister:  U.Khurelsukh (former General Secretary of the MPP)
11. Minister of Finance: J.Erdenebat (MP, Chairman of Sub-Standing Committee on State Budget Expenditure of the State Great Hural)
12. Minister of Labor: S.Chinzorig (former Deputy Minister of Social Welfare and Labor)
13. Minister of Construction and Urban Planning: D.Tsogtbaatar (former Minister of Environment)
14. Minister of Nature, Environment, Green Development and Tourism: D.Oyunkhorol (MP, Vice Chairman of MPP Parliamentary Group)
15. Minister of Road and Transportation: N.Tumurkhuu (Chairman of "Undur Buyant" Holding LLC)

From "Shudarga Yos" Coalition of Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) and Mongolian National Democratic Party (MNDP)

16. Minister of Health and Sports: G.Shiilegdamba  (MPRP)
17. Minister of Defense: Ts.Tsolmon  (MPRP)
18. Minister of Mongolia: M.Enkhsaikhan (Chairman of MNDP)
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2014/12/03

Mongolian Politicians Form Super Coalition Government


New Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg (left) today submitted his new government structure plan to the Speaker of State Great Hural (Parliament) Z.Enkhbold for approval after two-weeks long negotiation between ruling Democratic Party (DP) with all parliament-seated political parties. Mongolian People's Party (MPP), a main opposition at the parliament, which actually did not show up with all of its 26 members at the earlier parliament voting session to appoint him, seems they have accepted an "invitation" letter to be a part of the new government. Super coalition government will now represent Democratic Party, Mongolian People's Party, "Shudarga Yos" Coalition of Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) and Mongolian National Democratic Party (MNDP), and Civil Will Green Party, leaving there is no opposition at the Parliament.

New cabinet will now consist of 19 members, 15 of which are ministries as following:
  1. Minister of Nature, Environment, and Tourism
  2. Minister of Foreign Affairs
  3. Minister of Finance
  4. Minister of Justice
  5. Minister of Industry
  6. Minister of Defense
  7. Minister of Construction and Urban Planning
  8. Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences
  9. Minister of Road and Transportation
  10. Minister of Mining
  11. Minister of Labor
  12. Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare
  13. Minister of Food and Agriculture
  14. Minister of Energy
  15. Minister of Health and Sports
The sixteenth member will be Minister of Mongolia, that will directly work under Prime Minister and mainly work on a few major national-level mega projects, to remove their barriers in financing and development. And, the new government will have a position of Deputy Prime Minister, which is most likely to be given to MPP. Out of 19 members, 10 seats are likely to remain at the DP, while MPP would get 6 seats and "Shudarga Yos" Coalition would get 3 ministries. Civil Will Green Party is likely to be a part of DP's 10 ministries.

President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj earlier directed the new Prime Minister to form his cabinet from outside of Parliament, with more professionally skilled candidates. But until today, names of those candidates are still unclear.

2014/09/05

Railway modernization and expansion deal signed - End to long dispute?


On September 3, during the course of the Russian President V.Putin's 5-hour working visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Russia have agreed on a strategic partnership for the modernization and development of railway infrastructure in Mongolia. General public received the news as it may be an positive end to a long-disputed new railway development project.

2014/07/26

Koreans Move in Mongolia's Energy Sector



Mongolia is a member of the Northeast Asian Energy Cooperation Initiative, promoted by South Korea since 2001, together with South Korea, North Korea, and Russia. The initiative brought notable cooperation in the energy sector that established Gobitech -Asian Super Grid project. At the forum, co-hosted by the intiative and the Government of Mongolia, the President of Mongolia delivered a speech at the forum about substantial resource of renewable energy in Mongolia's southern Gobi region. The Gobi Desert is estimated to be the third largest potential source of solar energy in the world and also experiences steady, strong wind speeds making it ideal for both technologies.

2014/07/22

Mongolia’s tango with Pyongyang

A Dutch opinion maker Jort van Oosterhout wrote "Mongolia's Tango with Pyongyang" at the NKnews.org, an independent web site headquartered in the US focused on North Korea. The article was also translated and published on News.mn here.

On May 23 Mongolia provided North Korea and the United States neutral ground in its capital for track 1.5 meetings. Presumably, North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy met with two former U.S. State Department officials to discuss resumption of the Six Party Talks, which have been at a complete standstill since 2009. Ulaanbaatar has been keen on normalizing Pyongyang’s fractious relations with its adversaries and assist its Soviet-era ally in implementing economic reform. In this way, Mongolia has unveiled an alternative strategy that could incrementally reconfigure Pyongyang’s behavior, offering the U.S. some lessons for its failing North Korea policy.