Speakers at Ottawa AGM emphasize asset protection, transparent
mining regulation, broadening Canada-Mongolia trade relations,
planning for first visit to Canada by Prime Minister Batbold

Speakers at our 20th anniversary Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, April 20-22, were upbeat about the future of Canada-Mongolia relations and announced that discussions were on-going about Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold visiting Canada in the fall of 2010.

Speakers emphasized the need for Mongolia to swiftly ramp up the government regulatory apparatus needed for smooth development of new mining investments and encourage top-to-bottom transparency in all aspects of mining development. Speakers also focused on the need for asset protection in the form of a bilateral Canada-Mongolia Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA) and continued expansion of bilateral commercial relations in sectors other than natural resource development.

Our keynote speaker was H. E. T. Zalaa-Uul, Mongolian Ambassador to Canada. Other speakers included Ken Sunquist, Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) for Asia & Africa and Senior Trade Commissioner of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and H.E. Anna Biolik, Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia.

Ambassador Biolik is the first resident Canadian ambassador to Mongolia. Before her appointment, Canada's ambassador to China was also non-resident ambassador to Mongolia. Ambassador Zalaa-Uul is Mongolia's third resident ambassador in Ottawa; previously, the resident Mongolian Ambassador to the US was also accredited to Ottawa.

Our Board of Directors confirmed that the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the NAMBC will be held in Washington, DC. The 2012 AGM will once again be in Ottawa.

Click here for full text of address by Ambassador T. Zalaa --Uul

Click here for full text of address by Ken Sunquist, ADM, DFAIT



Ambassador T. Zalaa-Uul

Ken Sunquist, ADM

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