Canada Mongolia Roundtable finally happened

Earlier this year, two scheduled attempts to make the Canada-Mongolia roundtable happen failed.

Last week, December 1/2, the meetings finally occurred with Zorigt, Min of Mineral Resources and Energy, visiting Ottawa. There have been no announcement of any substance that was discussed at the meetings, though DFAIT has released two photographs: Min Zorigt with Cdn Min John Baird and Min Zorigt with Cdn Min Fast.

Clearly, Min Zorigt must have made an impression though. When John Baird spoke to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council, he explicitly endorsed Mongolian membership in the OSCE:

Canada strongly supports Mongolia’s candidacy for the OSCE. We look forward to a positive decision on this, here in Vilnius.

Source: DFAIT

About Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes is a sociologist by training (PhD Princeton Univ) and a Mongolist by choice and passion since around 2005. He teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He tweets @jdierkes
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