Mongolia expresses its interest to cooperate with the United States on coal exploitation
Chairman of the “Justice” Coalition (MPRP-MNDP) group at the State Great Khural (Parliament) Namdag BATTSEREG received Mr. Bryan Koontz, a Political Section Chief at the Embassy of the United States in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on September 20, 2012.
At the meeting, Chairman N.Battsereg
exchanged views on current Mongolian legislatives and its members’ cooperation, moreover stressed that the coal price on the international market is being dropped, hence it might influence negatively to the Mongolian state budget
, which is one of the reasons to the deficit.
“Mongolia is not only based on its natural resources but is working to deepen the cooperation with the United States in economics and commercial sectors. Besides the strategical significance of the coal usage in energy sources never would be declined, hence the Government of Mongolia valued the American Peabody Company as a qualified entity to collaborate on the Tavan Tolgoi
massive coal site’s exploitation”, expressed the Chairman N.Battsereg and put forward questions and have exchanged opinions on America’s affirmation on cooperation, investments and future tendency on Mongolia’s Tavan Tolgoi site.
The Political Section of Embassy of the United States in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
The Political/Economical/Commercial Section of the Embassy
covers a broad range of issues regarding Mongolia's macro-economy and economic development, as well as promoting expanded commercial relations between our two countries.
The Political Unit promotes policy objectives of the United States and analyzes and reports on political and social developments in Mongolia
. The section also provides political and policy coordination between the governments of Mongolia and United States, assists with targeting funds and developing policy proposals that originate in Washington, and evaluates the impact of U.S. policies and programs on the bilateral relationship. The principal goal of the Political Section is to ensure that the U.S. and Mongolia enjoy a close and cooperative political relationship.
The Political Unit coordinates the Embassy’s submission of congressionally mandated reports, including:
- The Human Rights Report
- The Trafficking in Persons Report
- The International Religious Freedom Report
- The International Narcotics Control and Strategy Report