The National Security and Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Mongolia L.Purevsuren and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Gankhuyag have paid a working visit to Myanmar. The Mongolian delegation has held official meetings with the Director of the President’s Office, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, head of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Policy and some ministers and exchanged views on issues related to bilateral relations and cooperation.
2013 Geremek Award Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, to be honored at CD Ministerial Conference
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, political activist from Myanmar/Burma Aung San Suu Kyi, is to be honored with the Community of Democracies’ Geremek Award.
The Geremek Award is bestowed by the Community of Democracies for outstanding achievements in democracy support. Named after the late Prof. Bronisław Geremek, CD co-founder, a crucial contributor to the democratic transformation in Poland and one of the architects of the round-table talks and the first democratic elections in the country, the prize is aimed to highlight the activities of democratic activists, often in unfavorable conditions.
Previous laureates include the Belarusian opposition (2011), Cuban priest Jose Conrado Rodriguez (2010), Nelson Mandela (2009)
At the meetings, the Myanmar side informed that representatives of the Myanmar’s Parliament and Government will participate in the VII Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, to be hosted in Ulaanbaatar on April 27-29, 2013. It was announced that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner would attend the upcoming conference as well.
Mongolia is preparing to host the conference. Thus, it has invited foreign ministers of 131 states and about 20 international organizations. The President of Mongolia has invited heads of state or government of 10 countries and eminent persons as his honorable guests.