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PN Member Glyn Ford Speaks at EU-Mongolia Relations Seminar
EU-Mongolia Relations: The PCA and Beyond
The signature of the EU-Mongolia Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) in April 2013 marked a historic moment in EU-Mongolia relations, as the PCA will act as a framework for the consolidation of political, economic and cultural ties between the EU and Mongolia. Mongolia has risen to international prominence, thanks to its flourishing third neighbour policy. This year Mongolia successfully chaired the Community of Democracies and was the global host of UN World Environment Day 2013. The country's global visibility is also likely to increase exponentially in the next ten years, as Mongolia's mining sector is set to become one of the largest in the world.
This briefing seminar will discuss the newly signed PCA agreement, Mongolia's position in Asia as well as highlight the present challenges that Mongolia faces. Through this seminar, EIAS seeks to reflect on the progress of the EU-Mongolia relationship and address the prospects for a future Mongolia, that is prosperous and a firmly entrenched member of the international community.
Introduction by the Chair: Mr Glyn Ford, Board Member, European Institute for Asian Studies
Keynote Address by:
H.E. Mr Khishigdelger Davaadorj, Ambassador of Mongolia to the EU
H.E. Mr Viorel Isticioaia Budura, Managing Director for Asia, EEAS
Mr Herbert Dorfmann, Delegation for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia, European Parliament
Mr Jeroen Plag, Head of International Corporate Clients, ING Bank
Discussion and Q&A
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